Palestinian National Council (PNC) demanded referring the file of Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the top prioritized fundamental Palestinian issue.

In a press statement on Monday, on the occasion of the Palestinian Prisoner Day which coincides on Tuesday April17, the PNC highlighted the fact that 215 Palestinian prisoners died due to brutal torture and medical negligence in Israeli jails.

The statement called on international organizations to bear their responsibilities towards the Israeli crimes against Palestinian captives. The number of prisoners includes 350 children, 500 administrative detainees, and 1800 sick prisoners with 700 cases in need for urgent surgeries, the statement pointed out.