Large numbers of students from different schools, Thursday morning, participated in a sit-in organized by the Ministry of Education in Gaza, to mark the Prisoners’ Day, on April 17.Director General of the ministry’s educational activities Zakaria al-Hur said, during a solidarity sit-in in front of the ministry’s headquarter, that the ministry supports prisoners’ issues and stands with them in prisons, as well as with their families, Al Ray reports.
Large numbers of children and students participated in the sit-in, using their pens to draw pictures mimicking the suffering of Palestinian prisoners and their diaries inside the illegal occupation prisons, he added.
He stressed that the ministry also seeks to focus efforts to serve Palestinian prisoners at all levels, such as exempting sons of ex-prisoners from paying students’ fees and recognizing all the certificates prisoners got in prison.
It also provided prisoners with several scholarships and facilitated exams held inside Israeli prisons, al-Hur pointed out.
He stressed the necessity for documenting the Israeli occupation crimes and encouraging students to learn more about their just cause.
Al-Hur called on all international human rights organizations to take a serious and firm stand to stop the Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners, demanding the Palestinian factions to unite in order to serve the cause.
On April 17, Palestinian Prisoners Day is commemorated, reminding the world of one of the many injustices Israel practices against the Palestinian people, who struggle only to live a normal life with all the basic human rights.
On this day every year, Palestinians and sympathizers in districts across the West Bank and Gaza, as well as across the world, organize sit-ins, demonstrations and solidarity tents in support of their relatives, friends and neighbors in prison.
These actions often take place outside the International Committee of the Red Cross office, because it is the body in charge of monitoring the conditions of Palestinian detainees.
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