Four Palestinian prisoners lost their lives this year in Israeli jails due to poor medical condition, three of them died in prison and one shortly after his release.
The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has announced that over 5000 Palestinians are being held captive in Israeli regime jails, including 200 children and women.
The PPS reported serious violations by Israel on Tuesday, marking the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1984.
In its report, the PPS said that Israel holds the Palestinian prisoners, without charges or trial, under terrible conditions, sprays them with gas and forces dozens into solitary confinement.
It added that four Palestinian prisoners lost their lives this year due to poor medical condition, saying three of them died in prison and one shortly after his release.
The society called on the international community to hold Tel Aviv accountable for its crimes against the Palestinians.
On Monday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) reiterated that there will be no agreement with Israel without the release of Palestinian prisoners.
“We won’t accept any delay in the release of prisoners,” Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for acting PA chief Mahmoud Abbas.
The PA made the announcement in response to Israeli media reports which said US Secretary of State John Kerry has threatened to postpone the scheduled release of Palestinian prisoners.
Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary-General Yasser Abed Rabbo also said Kerry was responsible for the current crisis in the so-called peace talks with Israel and accused him of endorsing a “disparaging” attitude in his dealings with the Palestinians.
In July, Tel Aviv said 104 Palestinians would be freed in stages as part of a deal for the resumption of the talks with the PA. In October, Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners.