Friends and colleagues in Arab and international organizations, Israel has been occupying the Golan Heights including Banias Lake, Al Hameh Hot Springs Majdal Shams, Ain Qinya, Al Ghajar, Baqa'ata and Masa'ada and the surrounding villages since 1967.
There are about 17,000 Syrian citizen still living in the Israeli-occupied Heights, and more than 480,000 evacuees living in camps around the major cities in Syria since 1967.
On 14 of December 1981, the Israeli Knesset ratified a decision taken by the Israeli government to annex the occupied Golan Heights to Israel and imposed Israeli laws on the Golan. Such occupation and annexation are against international laws and were denounced by the
international community (please see Security Council decision 242 and 338).
The Syrian who remained in their villages in the Golan Heights have been suffering from harsh and repressive occupation and annexation policies. These policies include and not limited to: detention without trial (administrative detention), restrictions on the freedom of travel and free communications as well the forcing of Israeli identification cards on the Syrian citizens in an attempt to erase their Arabic identity.
There are a considerable number of Syrian prisoners in Israeli jails as a result of their resistance to the occupation and the annexation decision. Most of these conscience prisoners have been jailed for many long years and some of them suffer from severely bad health conditions due to the unhealthy environment in Israeli jails.
The Damascus Center for Theoretical Civil Rights Studies and the Arab Commission for Human Rights (ACHR) call for establishing an Arab and international committee as a prelude to a campaign for the immediate release of Syrian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Here is a list of the available names of these
1 . Wiam Mahmoud Amasheh*
2 . Amal Ewadat*
3 . Hayl Hasan Abu-Zaid
4 . Asam Mahmoud Al-Weli
5 . Basheer Soulayman Al-Maqet
6 . Soudqi Soulayman Al-Maqet
7 . Zikan Nemer Al-Wadi
8 . Yasser Khanjar
9 . Radwan Jamil Jawhari
10 . Imad Sami Ewedat
11 . Zahio Nayf Awadf
. Rani Fahad Mahmoud
. Mouien Faris Abu-Shaheen
14 . Waiel Najeeb Zahwa
15 . Abas Saleh Amasheh
16 . Kamal Ata Alah Al-Weli
17 . Amar Kamal Shames
18 . Saleem Soulayman Samara
Damascus Center for Theoretical Civil Rights Studies
and the Arab Commission for Human Rights
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* Female prisoner