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Palestinian freedom fighter sentenced to 21 life terms plus 40 years begins 20th year in Israeli jails

Palestinian freedom fighter sentenced to 21 life terms plus 40 years begins 20th year in Israeli jails
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation. (File photo)

JENIN, Monday, April 5, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinian freedom fighter serving 21 life terms plus 40 years in Israeli jails began today his 20th year behind bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

Director of PPS in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Montaser Samour, told WAFA that Thabet Mardawi, 46, from Araba village, south of Jenin, was shot and seriously injured before he was captured and then sentenced to 21 life sentences in addition to 40 years for his activism in the armed resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Mardawi, who was placed in solitary confinement for a period of three years, is suffering from several diseases most notably a disc in his back.

M.K.

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