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Prisoner’s Society holds Israeli authorities fully responsible for lives of captured prisoners

RAMALLAH, The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for any harm that may befall the four Palestinian freedom fighters who were re-arrested after escaping from Gilboa prison on Monday.

PPS in a statement said that concerns are mounting over the fate of the four prisoners after they were re-arrested and subjected to severe beatings; adding that the transfer of Zakaria Zubeidi to hospital is an indication of what they have been subjected to, stressing that the Israeli authorities do not rush to transfer prisoners to civilian hospitals unless they were subjected to significant harm.

PPS reiterated its call to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to pay an immediate visit to the prisoners to ensure that their health is not at risk.

The prisoners were idenitied as Zakaria Zubeidi, 46, from Jenin refugee camp, Mohammad Arda, 39, from Arraba town near Jenin, Mahmoud Arda, 46, also from Arraba town, and Yacoub Qadri, 49, from Bier al-Basha, near Jenin.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency