Last time kidnapping 2 soldiers justified invasion – what about kidnapping 9000?
One of the reasons Hizbollah kidnapped Israeli soldiers, is because of the shocking number of Palestinians and Lebanese who are simply arrested and held without reason. With the men of a family in prison for little more than being Muslim at the wrong time in the wrong place, many Palestinian families suffer immense economic devastation, because the men are the bread earners. The Israeli policy goes a nasty step further, by keeping prisoners in Israel, they sever ties and connections to the family by denying them access. Wouldn’t it just be easier to get out of the occupied lands and allow the Palestinian people to live in peace? Doesn’t the occupation damage both peoples?
Israel prisoner treatment condemned
An Israeli human rights group has accused the government of violating international law by moving Palestinian prisoners out of the occupied territories.
B'Tselem, a body that monitors human rights in the West Bank and Gaza, said in a report released on Thursday that most of the 9,000 Palestinians being held by Israel were illegally imprisoned inside the Jewish state.
"The vast majority of Palestinian prisoners are held in prisons inside Israel, and not in the occupied West Bank,in contravention of international humanitarian Law," said B'Tselem's communications director, Sarit Michaeli.
"In order to guarantee basic human rights, they should be transferred to prisons in the West Bank where Palestinians are allowed to travel," she said.