donderdag 20 oktober 2011

Vrijgelaten Palestijnen beloven 'verzet' voort te zetten

 

He said the conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were harsh.

"The prisoners are suffering from the worst conditions in the occupation's prisons. The occupation creates every day new ways to torture and humiliate the prisoners. But, thank God, the prisoners are strong and they will not give up."

De Palestijnse gevangenen zagen er anders heel wat beter uit dan Shalit, die bleek en ondervoed was. Onlangs gingen Palestijnse gevangenen nog in hongerstaking omdat zij onder andere meenden recht te hebben op hele kippen. Ook kunnen ze studeren, bezoek ontvangen en hebben ze kontakt met advocaten en het Rode Kruis.

 

Shalit gaf dinsdagochtend een zogenaamd heel vrijwillig interview in Egypte waarin hij timide en angstig stamelde dat hij hoopte dat ook de Palestijnse gevangenen spoedig vrij zouden komen, waar hij nog aan toevoegde (maar dat werd niet door alle media opgepikt) dat ze dan geen geweld meer tegen Israel moesten plegen. Verschillende Palestijnse gevangenen hebben vol zelfbewustzijn geroepen dat ze het weer zullen doen en geen enkele spijt hebben. 

 

RP

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Released prisoners pledge to continue resistance

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=430587

Published today (updated) 19/10/2011 09:44

 

 

DAMASCUS (Reuters) -- Sixteen Palestinian prisoners arrived in Damascus on Wednesday after being released by Israel on Tuesday as part of a swap deal for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Fifteen men and one woman, Amna Muna, walked down the steps of an aircraft at Damascus airport to be welcomed by Hamas officials. Muna, an activist from the West Bank, was jailed for life for using an Internet chatroom and promises of sex to lure a 16-year-old Israeli to his death in 2001, when she was 24.

Muna said the joy of leaving prison was tempered by a future living in exile.

"I lived seven years in prison and today is a happy day but not completely because we are away from our home and we left prisoners who are suffering from the prisoners. Sure it is my second home (Syria) but there is nothing such as the land you were born and grew up in," Muna said.

Under the terms of the deal, around 40 of those who had been jailed for involvement in deadly attacks were being deported abroad. Turkey confirmed it would take in around 10, while others were destined for Syria and Qatar.

Hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel's borders on Tuesday as the thousand-for-one prisoner swap brought joy to families but did little to ease decades of conflict.

"The resistance is increasing and there are steps for the future. The resistance will continue until the victory, God willing," said one of the released men, Nimer Darwaze.

In one of the biggest ever such exchanges between the two sides, Shalit was flown to his parents' home in northern Israel after more than five years held incommunicado by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, while a first 477 of over 1,000 Palestinians to be released under the bargain left Israeli jails for Gaza, the West Bank and abroad.

"We dedicate the best greetings to the martyrs who were the reason in capturing the soldier. We send our greetings to the negotiators who succeeded and earned a lot. This is a great accomplishment," another former prisoner, Motassim Mawdidi said.

He said the conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails were harsh.

"The prisoners are suffering from the worst conditions in the occupation's prisons. The occupation creates every day new ways to torture and humiliate the prisoners. But, thank God, the prisoners are strong and they will not give up."

After the 477 freed on Tuesday, a further 550 Palestinians will be released soon.

 

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