Gaza, ALRAY - Four Palestinian prisoners, who have been arrested since April 5, 2004, entered Saturday their 11th year in Israeli prisons, Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said.
Media director of the center,Riadh al-Ashqar, said that the prisoners are: Ali Haj, 32, fromDeir al-Balah, who is serving a 13-year sentence, Saeed Saleh, 29, from Jabalya refugee camp, who was sentenced to 25 years, Tariq Abu Shalluf,29, from Gaza, who is serving a sentence of 11 years, and Shehda Abu Aisha, 31, from Deir al-Balah who was sentenced to 17 years.
He added that the prisoner Abu Shalluf is one of the writers who has published a book from inside Nafha prison titled "In theSpaciousness of Sacred Hunger - dignity epic, 2012), documented the experiences of the hunger strikes in prison. It was printed and published abroad.
Al-Ashqar pointed out that Israeli forces subjected Abu Aisha to physically and mentally torture for two consecutive months to get information from him. He was sentenced to 17 years.
Since 1967, when (Israel) occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. This represents approximately 20% of the total population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and 40% of all males.
Israeli occupation forces arrested 410 Palestinians from Gaza.