RAMALLAH, Sunday, July 24, 2022 (WAFA) – Ahmad Abu Jaber, 64, a Palestinian political prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli prisons, completes today 36 years behind Israeli prison bars, according to a prisoner advocacy group.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said Jaber, a Palestinian from the 1948-occupied territories, was arrested on this day in 1986, and was sentenced to a life in prison for his activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation.
During his imprisonment, Jaber was able to pursue postgraduate education, and has conducted many studies and research in several fields.
He was a father of three children when he was arrested, the youngest of whom was one month old. He’s now a grandfather whose grandchildren are not allowed to visit.
Like many Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Jaber was held in solitary confinement and was denied family visitation several times by the Israeli occupation authorities as a punishment against him and his entire family, PPS said.
The Israeli occupation authorities are still incarcerating more than 4,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland.