Prisoners Authority: (314) prisoners who have been detained for more than 20 years in a row in the occupation prisons

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said today, Sunday, that the list of "deans of prisoners" has increased to reach (314) prisoners, after (21) former prisoners forcibly joined it during the month of November. lastNovember.

The commission added in its report: that among these prisoners there are (39) prisoners who have been detained for more than 25 years, as it was joined during the month of November by the prisoner “Jamal Abdel Fattah Al-Hour” from Hebron and Detained since November 13, 1997, these Palestinians call them the term "generals of patience." Among them are (25) prisoners who have been detained since before the "Oslo Accords" and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority, and they are known as the fourth batch that the occupation government avoided releasing them within the framework of political understandings sponsored by the United States in 2013.

The Commission stated that the list of "Icons of Prisoners", who have been continuously detained for more than 30 years, increased during last November to reach (19) prisoners, after the prisoner "Muhammad Fawzi Falana" from Ramallah and detained since November 29 , 1992.

She pointed out that there are (8) prisoners among them 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.

In its report, the Commission stated that, in addition to these "prisoners' deans," who numbered (314) prisoners; There are dozens of others who were liberated as part of the prisoner exchange deal (Shalit), and what is known to the Palestinians as "Wafa'a al-Ahrar", on October 18, 2011, and then the occupation authorities rearrested them in mid-2014, and restored their previous sentences, most notably the prisoner Nael Al-Barghouti, who spent, on two terms, more than 42 years in the occupation prisons.

The Commission emphasized that these numbers are unprecedented, and have not been recorded before, and are also likely to rise further in the coming weeks and months, which calls for all parties to keep this file constantly open, and requires the media to give these old Prisoners have more space to shed light on their cases. their suffering and the suffering of their families. Active and serious work is also required for their release.

It is noteworthy that the term "deans of prisoners" is applied by the Palestinians to those who have been detained in the Israeli occupation prisons for 20 years or more continuously.

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