RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation forces have detained over 135,000 Palestinians since the signing of the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993, according to the Prisoners Affairs Commission (PAC).
It said in a press statement that the occupation authorities have persisted in detaining Palestinians since September 13, 1993, and have not abided by their obligations to release prisoners in line with the Oslo Accords and all the subsequent agreements.
PAC pointed out that as part of the over 135,000 people detained from all segments of the Palestinian society, some 20,000 children and 2,500 women were detained. Additionally, half of the members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in addition to a number of ministers, and hundreds of academics, journalists as well as staff from civil society and international organizations were detained during this period.
According to all testimonies obtained, all prisoners have been subject to one or more forms of physical or psychological torture and cruel treatment.
In order for the occupation authorities to accommodate the enormous numbers of prisoners, PAC said, they opened many new prisons and detention facilities, such as Ramon and Gilboa prisons, and expanded others, such as the Naqab prison. They have also discussed and passed a large set of laws and legislation to undermine the prisoners’ issue and tarnish their legal status.