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Solidarity events in Gaza, al-Khalil calling for 2 prisoners’ release

22 October 2016 16:49

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Dozens of Palestinian journalists protested, Saturday morning, outside the Red Cross office in Gaza city against the Israeli continued arrest of the journalist Bassem Sayeh despite his health deterioration.

The protesters urged the Palestinian Authority, Reporters without Borders, and the Federation of Arab Journalists to work together for the release of Bassem Sayeh and all the detained journalists in Israeli jails.

Meanwhile, a solidarity sit-in was organized in Yatta town south of al-Khalil calling for the release of the sick prisoner Youssef al-Nawaaja from Israeli jails.

Dozens of prisoners’ families, ex-prisoners, and representatives of the PA Prisoners’ affairs committee and the Palestinian Prisoners Society have participated in the event.

The participants held photos of the sick prisoners in Israeli jails, calling for their immediate release.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli jails including 1,700 sick prisoners, 68 women, 480 children, and more than 20 journalists.

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