Hamas Islamic Resistance

Humanitarian initiative to release sick and female detainees from Israeli jails is still on cards, Hamas confirms

17 April, 20

Images of Israeli soldiers captured by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza
Images of Israeli soldiers captured by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza

Palestinian Resistance Movement has renewed a ‘humanitarian proposal’ to release sick and female detainees held in Israeli jails.

Head of Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza Yahya Sinwar has announced an initiative of ‘a humanitarian than a swap nature’ in early April to release the Palestinian sick and female detainees held in Israeli jails.

In a press release issued by the movement on the anniversary of Palestinian Prisoner Day, Hamas stressed that the proposal for a prisoner swap deal is ‘still on cards’ and comes in a humanitarian context amid the grave dangers that the Palestinian prisoners are exposed to after the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Hamas also confirmed that the issue of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails is on top of the movement’s agenda, calling on human rights originations to intervene to provide necessary precautionary measures for the prisoners, especially because some of them contracted the virus while in detention.

“We stress that the Israeli occupation is held responsible for the calculated crimes against the Palestinian detainees. And the Israeli jailers will definitely be held accountable for such crimes,” the movement said in the statement.

Hamas also thanked the media agencies for the outstanding media coverage to highlight the difficult humanitarian conditions experienced by the detainees in Israeli jails.

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