More than 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails

The release of over 6,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and detention centres remains a crucial issue for the Palestinian Authority.

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That’s what the Chairman of the Committee dealing with the rights of Palestinians, Abdou Salam Diallo, has said in Vienna, Austria.

He was speaking as the start of a two-day meeting to discuss “the Urgency of addressing the plight of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention facilities.”

“More than 6,000 of political prisoners are detained by the Israeli government in their jails and in their detention centres. So while we are hoping that in some months we will have the independence of the Palestinian state, for the Palestinian Authority it is important this issue be addressed so that at the same we will have independence and also all the prisoners will be freed.”

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