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Two Palestinian brothers complete 28 years behind Israeli bars

RAMALLAH, Sunday, April 18, 2021 (WAFA) – Two Palestinian political prisoners and brothers in Israeli detention complete today 28 years in a row behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society.

Abdel-Jawad, 51, and Mohammad Shamasneh, 57, from the village of Qatanna in the occupied West Bank, were arrested on this day in 1993, and was sentenced to a life in prison for their activism in the armed resistance against the Israeli occupation.

For five years now, the two have been deprived of their right to family visitation of their mother, who is a sick old woman, and one of them, Abdel-Jawad, is also denied family visitation of his two sons by the occupation authorities.

The Israeli occupation authorities are still incarcerating more than 4,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland.


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