In cooperation with the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in Bethlehem, the Committee of Parents of Detainees in the city organized, on Saturday, a protest in front of the Red Cross Office in support of the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and detention facilities.
Hundreds of residents, representatives of the Palestinian factions and different organizations participated in the protest. The residents carried Palestinian flags and pictures of political detainees in Israeli jails.
The protestors appealed the Red Cross and international organizations to be actively involved in lifting the illegal practices, humiliation and violations practiced by Israel against their detained family members.
The committee and the PPS distributed leaflets in support of the detainees and steadfastness while they are in detention and subjected to daily violations such as isolation, bad treatment, lack of medical treatment and medication.
The leaflets also called for an international campaign to expose Israel’s illegal practices and abuse to the detainees and their internationally guaranteed rights as prisoners of war.