Statistics issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society about the number of abducted Palestinians in the past year in the Nablus district show that at least 700 were kidnapped.
Ra’ed Amer, head of the Prisoners’ Society in Nablus stated there were at least 20 elderly Palestinian prisoners, more than 200 child prisoners and at least 100 sick and injured who were in serious need of treatment.
Amer added that 277 prisoners were abducted from the city, 236 from the refugee camps and 210 from villages surrounding Nablus. The statistics also show that the number of abducted Palestinians in the Nablus district since the beginning of the Al Aqsa Intifada reached at least 2000 male and female prisoners, among those 23 female prisoners who are still inside the Israeli detention centers, and 48 female prisoners had been released.
Amer censured the ongoing Israeli policy in the northern West Bank city of Nablus including the establishment of military checkpoints and the random daily abductions that included most sectors of the society, children, elderly people, ministers, parliamentary members, mayors and council members. He said that this policy targeted civilians in the Nablus district. It breaches all the international charters and the principles of human rights.
Amer called on all the local and international human rights organizations for immediate intervention and to bring an end to civilian hardship in the Nablus district. He also demanded that the Palestinian Authority make the prisoners’ case their priority.
Translated by Nisreen Qumsieh – IMEMC News.