Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sheikh Raed Salah: the prisoners’ issue is one of the Palestinian constants

Sheikh Raed Salah: the prisoners’ issue is one of the Palestinian constants


TUNIS, (PIC)-- The international conference on Palestinian prisoners’ issue came to support the Palestinian constants and to reinforce the Palestinian cause within the Arab and Muslim nations, Sheikh Raed Salah said during the first day conference.
Sheikh Salah confirmed to the PIC reporter that his participation in the conference aims to ease the Palestinian prisoners’ suffering inside the Israeli jails and to raise their issue in Arab, Muslim, and international forums.
The Tunisian people have a historical heritage in Jerusalem and in the Magaribi Gate in particular, he added, stressing that the conference came to defend the Tunisian heritage in Jerusalem.
He said during his speech in the first day of the conference that the Palestinian and Tunisian blood was shed together in the Hamam al-Chat massacre committed by the Israeli occupation.
The Palestinian people rejected the British occupation and today they reject the Israeli occupation, he said.
Despite all Palestinian sacrifices, we will continue our battle against the Israeli occupation depending on the resistance option until the liberation of all Palestinian territories, he confirmed.
Sheikh Raed Salah pointed out to the Palestinian prisoners’ bad conditions within the Israeli jails, noting that 1200 prisoners suffer from very serious health conditions due to medical neglect in occupation jails.
He also noted that there are 8 Israeli different means of torture practiced against the Palestinian prisoners aiming to weaken the prisoners’ will and determination, stressing that all these practices along with the Israeli occupation will be defeated .
We seek to attend any international forum to raise the prisoners’ issue particularly and the Palestinian cause as a whole and to work for prosecuting the Israeli criminals in international courts.
Finally, he concluded by thanking the Tunisian people and president, wishing that this conference will differ from previous conferences by taking practical steps to help Palestinian prisoners.