Report: 226 prisoners died in Israeli jails since 1967

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

The Palestinian Prisoner Club said Wednesday that 226 prisoners died in the Israeli jails since 1967, indicating that hundreds of prisoners have died shortly after their release, as a result of diseases and injuries they inherited from the years of their detention. 

In a statement, it added that the 75 prisoners were killed as a result of premeditated murder, 7 after they were shot directly, and 71 as a result of the policy of medical negligence (slow killing).

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The physical and psychological torture operations were the most prominent of the systematic policies that have led to the killing of 73 prisoners over the past decades, which have escalated again since the end of 2019.

During the past ten years, 29 prisoners died in the Israeli occupation prisons, and the policy of medical negligence (slow killing) was a central reason for their killing.

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In the year 2020, four prisoners were died in the occupation prisons, and they are: Nour al-Din al-Barghouti, Saadi al-Gharabli, Daoud al-Khatib and Kamal Abu Waer.

The Israeli occupation continues to detain the bodies of eight martyrs, the oldest of whom is the captive Anis Dawla since 1980, in addition to Aziz Uweissat from Jerusalem who was martyred in 2018, Faris Baroud, Nasar Taqatqa, and Bassam al-Sayeh who were martyred in 2019, Saadi al-Gharabli, Daoud al-Khatib, and Kamal Abu Waer in 2020.

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