West Bank, ALRAY - The Palestinian detainee Nael Barghouti entered on Sunday the 40th year of detention in Israeli jails, to be the longest period that a Palestinian detainee served in Israeli jails.
Palestinian prisoner club said in a statement that the Palestinian detainee Nael Barghouthi,62, from Kubar town northern Ramallah has been detained since 1978.
It explained that Barghouthi served 34 continues years in Israeli jails then he released in Shaleet swap deal in 2011, then he was re-arrested in 2014.
Barghouthi stressed in a letter that the only way for releasing the Palestinian prisoners is the national unity.
Barghouthi said in a letter in his 62 birthday that his birthday remined him of all revolutions that embarked for calling for freedom.
The club reviewed in a report the most prominent stations in the life of the prisoner Barghouti and a number of the most prominent messages that he has sent since his arrest.
Nael al-Barghouthi was born in Kubar village in Ramallah in Octobar 23, 1957. He was arrested for the first time when he was 19 years old, in 1978.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment and 18 years, Israeli prison services refused to release him in many exchanges deals within the framework of negotiations.
On October 18, 2011, Barghouti was released in the exchange deal Wafaa al-Ahrar , and he married editor Aman Nafi.
Israeli occupation forces re-arrested him on 18 June 2014, and sentenced him to 30 months' imprisonment. After serving his sentence, the Israeli authorities reinstated his previous sentence of life and 18 years.
In late 2018, the Israeli occupation forces killed his nephew Saleh al-Barghouthi, arrested Asim, the brother of the martyr Saleh, and arrested their father, Omar al-Barghouthi, his wife Suhair al-Barghouthi, and his family members, and demolished their houses.