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Home Prisoners 19/February/2022 02:40 PM

Palestinian prisoner completes 18 years behind Israeli bars

RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 19, 2022 (WAFA) – Iyad Ali Qawasmi, a Palestinian political prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli prisons, completes today 18 years behind Israeli prison bars, according to prisoner advocacy groups.

Qawasmi, who comes from the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, was arrested on this day in 2004, and was sentenced to a life in prison for his activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation.

Like many Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Qawasmi was held in solitary confinement and denied family visitation several times by the Israeli occupation authorities as a punishment against him and his entire family.

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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