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314 prisoners have spent more than 20 years in the occupation prisons
314 prisoners have spent more than 20 years in the occupation prisons
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West Bank, ALRAY - commission of detainees and ex-detainees affairs revealed on Sunday a list of prisoners who have been in Israeli jails for 20 years in a row.


The Commission explained in a statment that the list increased to reach by December 1st, to 314 prisoners, noting that 21 prisoners added to the list last November.

It noted that among the prisoners, 39 have been arrested for more than 25 years. The prisoner, Jamal Abdel Fattah Al-Hawar, from Hebron, has joined them this month, he has been detained since 1997.

 They are known as the "Generals of Patience."   it added that 25 prisoners out of the 39 were detained before the "Oslo Accords", and they are known as the fourth batch, which Israeli occupation government avoided releasing in the context of political understandings in 2013.


It indicated that the list of veteran prisoners, who have been continuously detained for more than 30 years, has increased during the past month to reach 19 prisoners, after adding the detainee Muhammad Fawzi Falana from Ramallah to the list, who has been detained since 1992.


It pointed out that there are eight detainees among the list of veteran prisoners who have been detained for more than 35 years in a row, the oldest of whom are the two prisoners, Karim and Maher Younes, who have been detained since January 1983, that is, nearly 40 years ago.


The Commission stated that in addition to the deans of the prisoners, who numbered 314 prisoners, there are dozens of others who were released as a part of the prisoner exchange deal in 2011, and then tIsraeli occupation authorities rearrested them in mid-2014, and restored the previous sentences to them, most notably the prisoner Nael Al-Barghouti, who spent, Two terms, more than 42 years in the occupation prisons.


It stressed that these numbers are unprecedented, and have not been recorded before, and they are likely to rise further in the coming weeks and months, which requires all parties to keep this file constantly open.


The Commission said that it is the duty of the media to shed the light on the detianees, their cases, their suffering and the worsening suffering of their families, calling for active and serious work for their release.


     

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