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PM congratulates longest-serving Palestinian prisoner on freedom

PM congratulates longest-serving Palestinian prisoner on freedom

RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 5, 2023 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today congratulated Karim Younis, a Fatah official and the longest-serving Palestinian freedom fighter on finally getting released after spending 40 years in Israeli prisons.

Shtayyeh affirmed that all Palestinian prisoners in the occupation detention centers will obtain eventually their freedom, calling on international human rights organizations to intervene to release them all, especially female prisoners, children and the sick among them.

Israeli authorities Thursday released the longest-serving Palestinian freedom fighter Karim Younis after spending 40 years behind Israeli bars.

Younis, 66, from Arab-Israeli town of Ara in northern Israel, was detained on January 6, 1983, for his resistance of the Israeli occupation and sentenced to life in prison, which was later commuted to 40 years.

K.T.

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