• M.G Abu Baker: the occupation authorities proceed with practicing their deliberate policy in medical ignorance against detainees

    M.G Abu Baker: the occupation authorities proceed with practicing their deliberate policy in medical ignorance against detainees

  • The detainee Zakaria Zubaidi confronts the isolation conditions with strong determination

    The detainee Zakaria Zubaidi confronts the isolation conditions with strong determination

  • Commission of Detainees: the Israeli authorities arrested more than 50.000 Palestinian children since 1967

    Commission of Detainees: the Israeli authorities arrested more than 50.000 Palestinian children since 1967

  • The prison service tends to exploit detainees on a financial basis

    The prison service tends to exploit detainees on a financial basis

  • The Commission of Detainees' Affairs warns of the insanity of the Zionist extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir

    The Commission of Detainees' Affairs warns of the insanity of the Zionist extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir

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M.G Abu Baker: the occupation authorities proceed with practicing their deliberate policy in medical ignorance against detainees

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The head of the Commission of Detainees' Affairs, Qadri Abu Baker, confirmed that the occupation authorities still practicing the policy of medical ignorance against Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

Abu Baker stated that the detainee Naser Abu Hmaid, who suffers from cancer, was the last victim of this policy, where the occupation authorities stopped his chemotherapy, and refused to release him , claiming that there is no decision to release detainees earlier eventhough after their martyrdom.

He also said that there are many sick detainees in Israeli prisons left without any medical assistance, and they are only given painkillers.

Abu Baker stressed on the necessity to send physicians to follow up the health condition of detainees in general and sick ones in particular.

The Commission called on the Israeli authorities to conduct medical examinations every 6 months, in order to reveal any chronic diseases at early stages.

Abu Baker referred to the continuous request by the World Health Organisation and Human Rights organisations to follow up the health conditions of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons.

The prison service tends to exploit detainees on a financial basis

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The Israeli authorities punish detainees in many ways such as repressing their freedom and suppress them and their families, in additio, they tend to blackmail them with millions of dollars annually.

In this context, the Commission of Detainees' Affairs manifested the crul situation lived by detainees in Megiddo prison, and confirmed that the Israeli authorities intended to turn many central prisons into commercial centres.

The Commission pointed out that detainees in Megiddo prison suffer from high prices imposed by the prisons administration in the canteen, especially that detainees have lack in bed covers and they need to buy 4 covers, where each cover costs more than 100 NIS.

The Commission called on international organisations to intervene and stop the financial exploiting against detainees, which contradicts all international laws and agreements, and oblige the administration of prisons to allow detainees families provide their sons with the stuff they need.

MG Qadri Abu Baker mourns the first detainee in the modern Palestinian Revolution (Fatima Bernawi)

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The head of the Commission of Detainees' Affairs, Qadri Abu Baker, mourned the former detainee Fatima Bernawi, the first detainee in the modern Palestinian revolution, who passed away today in Egypt.

Major General Qadri Abu Baker extends his condolences to her family and all Palestinian people and its leaders and the Captive Movement .

Abu Baker praised the late struggler, who etched her name in the record of immortal persons of our great people. Fatima Bernawi was born in 1939 in Jerusalem , and she's of a Nigerian father. She was of the first group of Fatah Movement fighters in 1965, where the late president Yaser Arafat delegated her with organisational and martial missions.

She was the heroine of an operation inside a cenima in Jerusalem, and then she has been arrested in October 1967, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

She has been released after ten years in 1977 in accordance with an exchange bargain.

The detainee Zakaria Zubaidi confronts the isolation conditions with strong determination

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The detainee Zakaria Zubaidi is confronting the harsh conditions of solitary confinement with strong determination,  where he has been detained since more than a year,  without any real solutions to end this isolation. 
 
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated that the prison service holds the detainee Zubaidi in the isolation of Ashkelon prison in difficult conditions,  where he got transferred earlier to ( Ishel,  Remonim, Ayalon and Ramon) prisons. 
 
The Israeli authorities intended to renew the order of solitary confinement against Zubaidi, as a punitive procedure against detainees who escaped from Jelboa prison. It is supposed to end his isolation by next March. 
 
The Commission stated  that the administration of Ashkelon prison inspect Zubaidi's cell randomly in order to suppress him and increase his suffering.
Zubaidi has been rearrested with his colleague Mohammed Arda after escaping from Jelboa prison in September 11 last year, and he was sentenced to 5 years and a fine of 5000 NIS.
 
The detainee Zakaria Zubaidi, 45, from Jenin camp is a symbol of the second Intifada, where he participated in various military operations against the occupation, and all his siblings experienced detention and his mother and one of his siblings have been martyred during the incursion to Jenin camp in 2002.
It is worthy to mention that this is the fifth detention for Zubaidi, where he was arrested for the first time when he was a child in the first Intifada.  He's married and a father of 3 children, and he as a general director at the Commission of Detainees' Affairs.

The Commission of Detainees' Affairs warns of the insanity of the Zionist extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir

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The Commission of Detainees' Affairs warned of giving authorities to the zionist extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir, who wants to make a bloody era against the Palestinian people and the strugglers in the Israeli prisons.

The Commission stated that " Ben-Gvir, who's meeting Netanyahu, is striving for taking the Ministry of Internal Security, where the supervision on Prisons Services falls within the responsibilities of this ministry.

This constitutes a real threat on the lives of our detainees over the coming period".

The Commission added " the extremist Ben- Gvir has started his attack and incitement against Palestinian detainees, where he called to cancel the representation of detainees in factions and organisations inside prisons, preventing them from making food in their rooms, decreasing the quantity of water and adding more restrictions against them".

The Commission called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop the brutality of Ben-Gvir and his criminal and racist plans, especially that he's one of the most prominent advocates of extremism and terrorism practiced against Palestinian people.

MG. Qadri Abu Baker calls on the leaders of Arab states to put the detainees cause on their priority

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The head of the Commission of Detainees' Affairs, MG. Qadri Abu Baker, paid tribute to the leaders of Arab countries in the wake of the thirty- second session of the Arab summit, which was held on 1st and 2nd of this month in Algeria.

Abu Baker stated : " the presence of the Palestinian detainees cause in this session confirms its fairness and regional and national importance.

It also confirms on the close correlation with arab people and governments, where the recommendations included clear and obvious clauses related to the Palestinians right of self-determination ,ending the occupation and stopping all violations such as detention and other unethical practices".

Abu Baker pointed out that " the presence of detainees cause in the summit shall be realistic to all arabs , where the past few years witnessed a retreat in the financial and moral obligations, which affected the status of this cause on regional and international levels".

The head of the Commission stressed on the necessity of creating Arab initiatives to call on releasing detainees of long terms, sick detainees, minors, women and administrative detainees.

Abu Baker paid a special tribute to the republic of Algeria, the president, people and government, especially the media system that publishes the cause of our detainees to the whole world.

Commission of Detainees: the Israeli authorities arrested more than 50.000 Palestinian children since 1967

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On the occasion of  International Children's Day
 
The Palestinian children are not secure from the Israeli targeting 
 
Commission of Detainees: the Israeli authorities arrested more than 50.000 Palestinian children since 1967
 
 
The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated that the Palestinian children are not secure from the Israeli targeting , and that the Israeli violations and crimes against them are countless. 
 
Moreover, targeting children increased and the number of minor detainees increased since the eruption of "Alquds uprising " in 2015, especially in the city of Jerusalem, in an attempt to terrify them and affect their orientations in a bad way. 
 
The Commission pointed out that the Israeli authorities tend to target Palestinian children by murder and detention, where many of them have been killed. The arrests included males and females, injured and sick persons. 
 
50.000 Palestinian children have been detained since 1967, including (20.000) since the outbreak of Al Aqsa uprising on September 2000, and (9.000) have been arrested after Alquds uprising on October 2015.
 
 These records constitute 20% of the total arrests, the vast majority of them are from Jerusalem. 
 
(770) children were arrested since the beginning of this year, including (119) who have been arrested last October, the majority of them are from Jerusalem. 
 
The Commission stated that around (160) children are currently held at the Israeli prisons, distributed to ( Ofer, Megiddo and Damoun) prisons, including (3) females: Jannat Zaidat, 16, from Hebron,  Nufouth Hammad, 16, from Jerusalem and Zamzam Qawasmi,17, from Hebron.
 In addition, there are (4) children currently arrested under the administrative detention without any charge or trial.
 
This information was confirmed in a report issued today by the Commission of Detainees' Affairs,  on the occasion of International Children's Day, which was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to recall the importance of children and reinforce their rights and provide a decent and secure life for them. 
This day coincides with the date of declaring children's rights in November 20, 1959 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, and the agreement on child's rights in November 20, 1989.
 
The Commission clarified that the procedure used when arresting children is similar to the practices pursued in adults arrest, and the majority of children have been arrested after storming their homes and destroying their belongings late at night. Others got arrested on their way back from their schools and then they got detained in difficult conditions in which they are subjected to many kinds of abuse and torture.
 
 Testimonies certify that all children who experienced detention, have been subjected to physical and psychological abuse. 
A case in point is the detainee Ahmad Manasra, who represents the suffering of Palestinian children. 
 
The Commission pointed out that one of the females arrested during Alquds uprising, Fatma Taqatqa, 15, have Martyred after two months of her detention. She's from Bait Fajjar/ southern of Bethlehem, and she was arrested after being shot, and despite of her bad health conditions, the Israeli authorities kept her under arrest without providing the minimum medical care, which led to her martyrdom in May 20, 2017.
 
The report showed the role of the unjust Israeli courts, which do not take into consideration the situation under which the children confessed, and without taking into account the harshness of torture they were subjected to. However, the courts issue high sentences, which often are accompanied with fines , that constitutes a further burden on detainees' families.
 The Israeli courts resort to issue sentences of alienation or house custody, especially against children from Jerusalem, which turned hundreds of Palestinian families into jailers on their kids. This is one of the most cruel punishments imposed by Israeli courts which caused many social and psychological problems to detainees and their families.
 
The Commission stated that children held in Israeli prisons, whether be males or females, are detained in difficult conditions and deprived of their basic rights stipulated and guaranteed in all international charters and agreements, especially the declaration of children's rights, such as the right to life, health, treatment and not being subjected to torture or abuse.
 
The Commission confirmed in its report that targeting the Palestinian Children falls within the scope of a systematic Israeli policy that targets the future of the Palestinian childhood,  and that the political system in Israel tends to destroy the future of Palestinian children. Thus, Israel has passed many laws that aim at enlarging the circle of children detention with high sentences. This led to an increase in the number of minor detainees and the crimes and violations committed against them. 
 
The Commission warned of the repercussion of the ongoing Israeli target against Palestinian children, and the consequences of detention and torture on their future. 
 
The Commission called on the (UNICEF) and all international organisations specialised in human and children rights to intervene immediately and protect Palestinian children from the increased Israeli targeting, and release all minors from the Israeli prisons and stop the arbitrary arrest against them, especially that the international law has guaranteed a decent and safe life for children.

The list of "senior detainees ", who spent more than (20) years in prison, rises to (293)

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The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated today that the list of "senior detainees " to (293) with the join of (10) detainees of long-term last October.

The term of "senior detainees" refers to detainees who spent more than (20) years in Israeli prisons.

This list includes (38) detainees who spent more than 25 years in Israeli prisons, and they are called "generals of patience".

Moreover, there are (25) detainees who have been imprisoned since before the Oslo Accord.

The Commission pointed out that the list of "detainees icons" refers to detainees who spent more than (30) years in Israeli prisons, which risen to (18) detainees after Deyaa Al- Agha has joined the list.

There are (8) detainees who spent more than (35) years in prisons, the oldest of whom are the detainees Kareem Younis and Maher Younis, who are imprisoned since 1983.

The Commission stated in its report that there are tens of detainees who have been released under exchange bargains "the shalit deal" in 2011 and got rearrested in 2014, such as the detainee Nael Barghouthi, who spent more than 42 years in Israeli prisons.

The Commission confirmed that these numbers are unprecedented and have not been recorded, it is also might rise in the upcoming months. Thus, the cause of detainees shall be put on priority in order to highlight their suffering, and work ti release them.

Major General Qadri Abu Baker condemns the fierce campaign of arrests against the Palestinian people

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The head of the Commission of Detainees' Affairs, M.G Qadri Abu Baker, condemned the fierce campaign of arrests launched by the Israeli authorities against our people in many cities of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Abu Baker said the Israeli army tend to use excessive force, torture and abuse during arrests in the Palestinian cities and refugee camps, where they are subjected to severe beating, degrading treatment, storming their homes and destroying their belongings.

In addition, Palestinian detainees are exposed to physical and psychological abuse during arrests and in interrogation centers.

Abu Baker confirmed that implementing these measures against our detainees contradicts all international charters and agreements that guarantee human rights.

Abu Baker pointed out that these procedures won't break the will of Palestinians, but it actually increases their power a d steadfastness until establishing their state with Jerusalem as its capital.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • The Commission of Detainees Affairs organized a symposium on "The Israeli terrorism and racial laws against detainees". >

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  • Abu Baker calls on the European Union to act immediately and hold Israel accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian detainees >

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  • The director of Media Department presents a paper on minor detainees in Brussels Conference >

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  • The Commission of Detainees' Affairs arranges a specialized workshop on house arrest against children from Jerusalem >

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ARTICLES

  • Children are targeted by the Israeli government >

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  • 2016 is the year of political and legal targeting for detainees >

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  • Extrajudicial Executions Replacing Detention >

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  • The policy of arbitrary detention in the Occupied Palestinian Territories >

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REPORTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The law of execution of Palestinian detainees >

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  • Palestinian detainees… and the Israeli systematic suppression >

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