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Two Palestinian siblings complete 30 years behind Israeli bars for resisting the occupation

Two Palestinian siblings complete 30 years behind Israeli bars for resisting the occupation
Palestinian freedom fighters in Israeli jails.

JENIN, Saturday, February 26, 2022 (WAFA) – Two Palestinian siblings from the town of Umm al-Fahem, inside Israel, complete today 30 years behind Israeli bars for their resistance of the occupation, according to the director of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society Muntaser Samour.

He told WAFA that Ibrahim Ighbarieh, (55) and his brother, Mohammad, 52, were arrested on February 26, 1992, and sentenced to life in prison for their role in the Palestinian resistance movement against the Israeli occupation.

The two siblings, along with 26 other Palestinian freedom fighters still in Israeli jails, are considered among the longest-serving prisoners held since before the signing of the Oslo accords in 1994 between the Palestinians and Israel and who were supposed to have been released in 2014 in a deal brokered by then US Secretary of State John Kerry. However, Israel reneged on the deal and refused to release them, which led to the collapse of the peace process.

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