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PA discusses Palestinian prisoners’ issue with Red Cross

June 4, 2020 at 10:07 am

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah, West Bank on 13 April 2020 [Palestinian Prime Ministry/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh yesterday discussed the issue of Palestinian prisoners being held by the occupation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representative in Jerusalem.

Shtayyeh reiterated the importance of reinforcing mutual cooperation and coordination for the sake of offering humanitarian and health services to Palestinian prisoners.

According to Wafa news agency, Shtayyeh also reiterated the importance of cooperation and coordination with the ICRC to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians across the occupied territories, mainly in the Gaza Strip.

The prime minister expressed the Palestinian leadership’s rejection of Israeli threats against Palestinian prisoners, including those being made against banks that receive payments made to detainees.

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