Fayyad Calls for International Monitoring of Israeli Jails

RAMALLAH, April 2, 2013 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Tuesday called on the international community and all humanitarian organizations to force Israel to open its jails for international monitoring following reports of mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners.

Fayyad’s call came following the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiya, who died Tuesday morning of cancer while in detention.

He called for a fact-finding committee to investigate treatment of prisoners in jails, particularly those with serious health condition.

Fayyad strongly condemned what he described as Israel’s policy of deliberate medical neglect against prisoners which caused the death of Abu Hamdiya.

Source: WAFA News