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Legal, human rights organizations urge ICRC to pay immediate visit to the captured prisoners

RAMALLAH, Saturday, September 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Legal and human rights organizations today called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to intervene and coordinate an immediate visit to the four Palestinian prisoners who were captured by Israel after escaping last week from Gilboa Israeli jail.

in a telephone interview with WAFA, the organizations said that knocking on every door of international organizations would subject the Israeli authorities to supervision, thus alleviating the torture and brutality that prisoners may be subjected to by Israel.

Director-General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights, Ammar Dweik, expressed concern over the lives of the four prisoners, urging ICRC to pay an immediate visit to the prisoners to ensure their safety, stating that: Article 91 of the third Geneva convention stipulates that Prisoners of war who have made good their escape in the sense of this Article and who are recaptured, shall not be liable to any punishment in respect of their previous escape.

Israeli occupation forces last night and this morning were able to capture four of the six freedom fighters who escaped from Gilboa prison in northern Israel on Monday after digging a tunnel.

T.R.

 

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