23 Apr 2012 - QUNEITRA, (SANA) – The people of the occupied Syrian Golan's villages and families of detainees organized a sit-in on Sunday at Sultan Basha al-Atrash Square in the town of Majdal Shams in support of detainees and captives held in Israeli prisons.
During the sit-in, a liberated Syrian captive recited a statement on occasion of the Syrian Caprive Day, saying that the people of the Golan will continue their struggle and steadfastness and denouncing the inhumane practices of Israel against the captives of Golan and Palestine who face a slow and methodical death at the hands of Israeli prison administrators.
The statement said that the continuing detainment of Syrian captives is a disgrace to humanity and a blatant violation of international accords and norms and the Geneva Convention.
The people of Golan and the families of captives pledged to remain committed to their land and Arab dignity and to keep rejecting all forms of occupation.
In statements to SANA, relatives of captives called upon the world to act and put an end to the Israeli prison administrations' oppressive practices, denouncing the international silence regarding these practices and voicing confidence that all captives and detainees will be set free.
In turn, liberated captives Asem al-Weli and Bishr al-Maqt said that the captives never have and never will succumb to the practices of occupation, calling upon the world to pressure the Israeli occupation to release captive Sedki al-Maqt and his colleagues.