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“More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree,” says PLO official
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake on PA TV News: “This year, 900 prisoners in the prisons have also begun to take the matriculation exams, and more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree. In other words, the...”
Jul 23, 2018
Researcher accuses Israel of torturing Palestinian prisoners, in order to “eradicate everything that is Palestinian”
Headline: "Gaza: Jurists call to document the Israeli crimes of torture against our prisoners" "Researcher [and expert on prisoners' affairs] Majdi Salem said in his speech [participating in a panel at the Muhjata Al-Quds Foundation for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture] that..."
Jun 27, 2018
Head of PLO prisoners’ commission accuses Israel of neglecting Palestinian prisoners’ medical needs
Headline: “During a visit to released [prisoners] and prisoners’ families in Qalqilya – Karake: ‘There is an increase in the cases of cancer among the prisoners; Abd Al-Qader’s condition is very serious’” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake... indicated that the rate of...”
May 31, 2018
Fatah official accuses Israel of indirectly killing Palestinian prisoners by “deliberate medical neglect”
"Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member and Commissioner for the Martyrs (Shahids), Prisoners, and Wounded in Fatah’s top leadership body in the Gaza Strip Tayseer Al-Bardini emphasized that the maximum Palestinian, Arab, and humanitarian efforts must be invested in a way that will serve the..."
May 31, 2018
PLO Commission of Prisoners` Affairs: Israel is carrying out “medical crimes” and “planting illnesses” in Palestinian prisoners’ bodies
"In a report of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, it was noted that the sick prisoners who are in what is known as the Ramle Medical Center are suffering from a most severe state of health, and sleep for two thirds of the day in order to escape the pain… The sick prisoners said yesterday..."
Apr 23, 2018
Over 1000 Palestinian prisoners are taking academic courses, says PLO official
Headline: “Graduation ceremony for a group of prisoners who completed a course in journalistic editing” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, together with the [Palestinian] Journalists’Syndicate, held a graduation ceremony yesterday [March 18, 2018] for a group of prisoners from Nafha...”
Mar 19, 2018
Palestinian terrorist prisoners continue academic studies in Israeli prisons
Headline: “Karake: A thousand Palestinian prisoners have joined the Palestinian universities” “During the ceremony Karake said: ‘A thousand Palestinian prisoners who are in the prisons have joined the Palestinian universities,’ and added that an academic revolution is taking place in the prisons...”
Feb 22, 2018
International Red Cross met with Palestinian prisoners 400 times in 2017
Headline: "Zakkout: 400 visits to prisoners by a representative of the Red Cross during 2017" "Spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza Suhair Zakkout… emphasized to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan today, Tuesday [Feb. 13, 2018] - during an open..."
Feb 13, 2018
Released Palestinian prisoner claims Israel has policy of “deliberate medical neglect” towards the prisoners; some prisoners are studying for academic degrees
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Palestinian prisoners, hosting released prisoner Muhammad Abu Rizq, who served a 13 year sentence in an Israeli prison Released Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Abu Rizq: "Unfortunately, my sister, there is a policy of deliberate medical neglect by the..."
Jan 22, 2018
PLO Prisoners’ Commission alleges Israeli policy of “intentional medical negligence” against Palestinian prisoners
Headline: “Prisoners’ testimonies reveal serious health conditions” “A report that was released by the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs yesterday [Oct. 24, 2017] communicated the testimonies of sick prisoners, in which the serious imprisonment conditions they suffer...”
Oct 25, 2017
Director of Prisoners Affairs: Female Palestinian prisoners are suffering from “severe mistreatment,” “intentional medical neglect,” and “a lack of appropriate TV channels”
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that 56 Palestinian female prisoners who are in Hasharon Prison and Damon Prison are suffering from severe mistreatment, and are being denied their most basic rights. He also explained that 10 female...”
Oct 25, 2017
PLO official calls on institutions and media outlets to focus on “veteran” imprisoned terrorists and their “suffering”
“Director of the Studies and Documentation Unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and member of the Committee for Administering PA Affairs in the Gaza Strip Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh said that Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Al-Tous has completed his 32nd year in the...”
Oct 5, 2017
PA TV repeats libel that Israel conducts medical experiments on prisoners: "He becomes a guinea pig on which they try the medicines of the doctor murderer"
Official PA TV program I Call You, on sick prisoners Official PA TV host: "[The sick prisoner] is imprisoned between the hangman’s handcuffs, lying on his sick bed, and between guards who know no mercy. He is chained hand and foot, and cannot raise his weak head. This is suffering and a story of..."
Aug 21, 2017
Arab League echoes PA lies: Israel does medical experiments on prisoners and murders them
Headline: “The Arab League condemned the holding of the Martyrs’ bodies” “The Arab League condemned the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, and particularly the holding of the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) bodies and theft of their organs, the legislation of additional racist laws, and the...”
Aug 15, 2017
Imprisoned terrorist who killed Israeli government minister receives academic degree while in prison
"Despite being sentenced to life, prisoner Majdi Al-Rimawi (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi) succeeded in completing the requirements of an Al-Quds Open University degree and was present in spirit through his picture that was placed on the stage..."
Aug 12, 2017
Two Palestinian prisoners receive BA degrees while imprisoned
Headline: “Kadoorie celebrates the graduation of prisoners Khalayle and Hamayel in the framework of the prisoners’ study program” “Palestine Technical University - Kadoorie and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs celebrated the graduation of the prisoners sitting in...”
Aug 10, 2017
PLO official accuses Israel of mistreating Palestinian prisoners and visits families of terrorists serving life sentences
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the occupation government, according to official and intentional orders and decisions, committed horrible and dangerous acts against the prisoners who waged an unlimited hunger strike for 41 days. He added that after the...”
Jun 20, 2017
PLO official: Appointing imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee is response to Israel which is carrying out "abuse and torture" against prisoners
Headline: “Most veteran prisoner Karim Younes was appointed as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement’s Revolutionary Council to approve the appointment of veteran Palestinian...”
May 27, 2017
Terrorist murderer earned master’s degree in prison
Headline: “Prisoner Walid Daqqa, an intellectual and writer from within the prison” “With the prisoners’ hunger strike entering its 40th day, prisoner Walid Nimr As’ad Daqqa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) still insists on continuing the battle of ‘freedom and dignity’ until achieving the demands of...”
May 27, 2017
PLO official: Israel has official method of killing Palestinian prisoners, and calls for violence
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake, published on the website of the PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, on May 24, 2017 and in Al-Quds on May 25, 2017: "After 39 days in which the prisoners are waging an unlimited hunger strike, and with the month..."
May 25, 2017
Official PA daily presents convicted terrorist as ‘victim’ of Israeli prison system
Headline: “Muhammad Daoud, the oldest of the Qalqilya prisoners” “Muhammad Adel Hassan Daoud (i.e., terrorist, murdered pregnant woman and her 5-year-old son) is known as ‘Abu Ghazi.’ He was arrested on Dec. 8, 1987, and was sentenced to a life sentence on charges of belonging to the Fatah Movement...”
May 25, 2017
Convicted Palestinian terrorist finishes BA while in Israeli prison
Headline: "Jum'a Ibrahim [Adam], the prisons have known him since 1988" "Jum'a Adam (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 5) was born in 1969 in Jericho, and was arrested in 1988 at the age of 19 and sentenced to life together with his friends Ahmad Takrouri and Mahmoud Kharabish (i.e.,..."
May 23, 2017
PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Karake alleges Israel of “state terror” against hunger striking Palestinian prisoners
Headline: “Karake: The prisoners are being subjected to a Nakba whose goal is to destroy their humanity” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the [hunger] striking prisoners are being subjected to a Nakba (i.e., catastrophe,” see note below) that is meant to...
May 16, 2017
Contrary to PA libel that Israel abuses and experiments on prisoners, mother of prisoner says son’s “health is stable”
Headline: “Fatima – The tent of solidarity is her dwelling place” “For the last 23 days, Fatima Salim, 60, has made the tent of solidarity with the prisoners that was established in the center of Salfit her dwelling place, in order to be with her son prisoner Ahmed Salim (i.e., terrorist, involved...”
May 10, 2017
Official PA daily claims Israel "relishes torture" of prisoners
"Students of the [traffic] safety patrols in Qalqilya organized a procession and rally of solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners yesterday [May 7, 2017]. The participants waved Palestinian flags and pictures of prisoners, and sounded calls of support for their legitimate demands and their..."
May 8, 2017