Hebron, ALRAY - Palestinian detainee Ali Farajallah, a 55-year-old resident of the occupied West Bank town of Idhna, west of Hebron, has marked his 17th year in Israeli jails, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said.
In a press statement, the Club explained that Farajallah, a father of four sons and a daughter, was detained by Israeli occupation forces on 26 February 2005.
His parents and his eldest brother Anwar, who had been denied from visiting him for nine years, passed away during his detention.
The Israeli occupation army demolished his family home twice.
Farajallah had gone on a hunger strike for 45 days, in which he was suppressed and tortured but showed historic steadfastness in the face of the Israeli prison administration.
According to Palestinian figures, over 4,500 Palestinians, including 40 women and 170 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.
At least 700 of the prisoners suffer from chronic illnesses and require regular medical care, 10 of them are suffering from different types of cancer.