Bethlehem witnessed a stand of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)_The city of Bethlehem in the West Bank witnessed today a stand of solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

According to Ma'an News Agency, the participants in the stand gathered outside the office of the Red Cross and raised the photo of the sick prisoner Hussien Masalmeh, calling on the international community and the International Committee of the Red Cross to fulfill their duties and to  force Israel to release the prisoners.

The Palestinian prisoners are subjected to ill-treatment, deliberate medical negligence and physical and verbal abuse, media reports affirm.

There are 4,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails,  including 1,800 sick prisoners who are in need of sustained medical attention.

Basma Qaddour