The International Red Cross together with the Palestinian Red Crescent planted 150 trees bearing the names of “veteran prisoners,” in a ceremony celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Palestinian Media Watch, which first reported on the article about the event in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, pointed out that “The Palestinian Authority uses the term ‘veteran prisoners’ to refer to those who have been in jail the longest, and in most cases are serving life sentences for murder or multiple murders.”
Below is more text of the article as translated by PMW:
Headline: “150 trees named for prisoners are planted in Jenin.”
“The International Red Cross and the Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Zububa Rural Council west of Jenin, yesterday planted 150 fruit trees that carry the names of the veteran prisoners jailed in the occupation prisons.The Red Cross and the Red Crescent conducted a ceremony called ‘My Honor is My Freedom’ in the village of Zububa to mark the 150th anniversary of their founding. Fruit trees were planted at the entrance to the village, where the racist annexation and expansion wall that has swallowed up thousands of acres [of land] was built.”