Palestinian prisoners: 'Israel' will regret passing death penalty bill
The Captive Movement affirms that the civil disobedience against the Israeli occupation prisons administration will continue until victory is achieved.
The Supreme Emergency Committee of the Palestinian Captive Movement said on Thursday that the new Israeli bill allowing death sentences against Palestinian prisoners only further reveals the despicable reality of the Israeli occupation, adding that for the prisoners, this is only a road toward martyrdom.
"We will decide how to be martyred with our own laws and methods, and our enemy will regret the moment of the final issuance of this law," the statement said.
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The Israeli Knesset approved on Wednesday in a preliminary reading a government-backed bill to impose the death penalty on Palestinians who are accused of killing illegal Israeli settlers.
The bill introduced by Police Minister Ben-Gvir passed with 55 votes, while only nine were against it.
The Movement indicated that it has entered the 17th day in a row of civil disobedience against the arbitrary and unjust measures of the Israeli occupation prisons administration, in rejection of the arbitrary measures of Ben-Gvir to deprive them of their most basic rights, not to mention the brutal attacks launched by the Prison Authority against them.
The civil disobedience will continue until victory is achieved, the Movement affirmed in the statement.
Palestinian prisoners announced earlier in February that they will launch a decisive battle on the first day of Holy Ramadan against the Israeli occupation prisons administration and Ben-Gvir's oppression, vowing that prisoners will launch a hunger strike.
The Captive Movement noted that the battle will be the largest so far in terms of the number of individuals and participating factions, adding that the strike's only demand would be the freedom of the prisoners, which requires the support of all the Palestinian people to confront the occupation's aggression against anything Palestinian in all arenas and at all points of contact.
The statement renewed its call to all Palestinians to make tomorrow, Friday, and every Friday, a day of support for the prisoners in the face of the repeated Israeli attacks.
On Thursday, prisoners went on a hunger strike for one day in protest against the policy and the brutal measures imposed by the occupation prisons administration and in solidarity with the prisoners of Al-Naqab Prison.
Palestinian prisoners also closed all sections in the prisons from 11 am to 3 pm last Tuesday, as part of the escalating steps to confront the repressive measures against them.