RAMALLAH, Friday, September 1, 2023 (WAFA) – Qaddura Fares, the Chairman of the Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission, has strongly condemned the decision made by racist Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, to reduce family visits to the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention centers to once every two months instead of once a month.
In a press statement Fares said Ben-Gvir's decision as part of a “racist and retaliatory approach aimed at harming the prisoners and their families. This decision infringes upon the basic rights of the Palestinian prisoners, in clear violation of both Israeli laws and international legal standards.”
Fares pointed out that Ben-Gvir's decision is driven by a desire to inflict suffering upon the prisoners and their families, turning their living conditions into a political battleground and a challenge to the will of the Palestinian people. He noted that the Palestinian people will not surrender to these tactics and will not abandon the prisoners in their fight for dignity and rights.
“[Israel’s] continued targeting of [our] prisoners will be the focal point of the next confrontation with the Israeli occupation, involving all Palestinian factions, forces, and institutions rallying behind the cause of the prisoners,” said Fares.
He asserted that this united stance “will ultimately defeat this dangerous and fascist approach, driven by a sense of failure and frustration on the part of Ben-Gvir, who has been unable to fulfill the promises he made during his election campaign.”