[Ppnews] Hussam Calls for Pressure on Israel to Allow Children Visit Their Detained Parents
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Tue Jan 29 18:14:44 EST 2013
Hussam Calls on Associations to Exert Pressure on Israel to Allow
Children Visit Their Detained Parents
Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:49
The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees association "Hussam" called
on the international institutions dealing with children rights in the
world such as UNICEF and the Global Movement for Defense of Children to
exert pressure on Israeli occupation to allow children of Gaza prisoners
to visit their parents inside the Israeli jails.
Hussam said that the occupation is still violating the rights of
Palestinian prisoners by depriving their children from visiting them due
to its unfair criteria imposed on prisoners families visits programme in
the context of what is known as a temporary mechanism invented by the
occupation authorities six month ago after signing an agreement between
the palestinian prisoners and IPS sponsored by Egypt after along hunger
strike launched by Thousands of Palestinian detainees for more than 28 days.
According to Hussam Association about 60% of 470 Gaza prisoners are
married, therefore they have hundreds of children not able to visit
their parents for more than six years.
The Association asserted that The continuation of depriving children
from visiting their parents in israeli prisons would cause serious
repercussions on the overall psychological situation of children, and it
may cause negative impact and harmful psychological implications on the
prisoners themselves, which requires immediate intervention from
children rights advocates groups and institutions that work to enhance
children rights in the world to force the occupation to stop this crime
against children prisoners who are eager to see their parents inside
Hussam pointed that "the occupation is practicing denial of family visit
and security bans as a punitive policy aimed to undermine the will and
steadfastness of Palestinian prisoners despite this flagrant violation
of international humanitarian law and Geneva Conventions.
Hussam also asserted that such policy represents a flagrant violation to
the agreement signed between prisoners and the Israeli government after
prisoners success in achieving the minimum of their demands especially
the resumption of the visitation program of prisoners from Gaza strip on
the same mechanism that was known before the capture of Israeli former
captive Gilaad Shalit.
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