[Ppnews] 5200 Palestinians, Including 220 Children, Imprisoned By Israel

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Fri Sep 13 14:18:08 EDT 2013


  Report: "5200 Palestinians, Including 220 Children, Imprisoned By Israel"

author Friday September 13, 2013 12:05author by Saed Bannoura
http://www.imemc.org/article/66109

    The Census Department of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees
    issued a report on Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel,
    revealing that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 2436 Palestinians since
    the beginning of this year, and that the number of detainees
    currently held by Israel is 5200.

Former Political Prisoner, head of the Census department, researcher 
Abdul-Nasser Farawna, stated that the detained Palestinians are held in 
17 Israeli prisons, detention and interrogation centers, and that 146 of 
them are held under arbitrary Administrative Detention without charges 
or trial.

Farawna said that Israel is holding captive 220 children, including 42 
below the age of 16. He added that 13 democratically elected 
legislators, and 13 women, are still imprisoned by Israel. The longest 
serving female detainee in Lina Jrabouni; she was taken prisoner in 
April of 2002 and was sentenced to 17 years.

The official also stated that there are 520 detainees who have been 
sentenced to at least one life term, and that detainee Abdullah 
Barghouthi was sentenced to 67 life terms and additional 250 years.

There are currently 78 detainees who have been imprisoned since before 
the first Oslo Agreement of May 4 1994, including 23 detainees who have 
been imprisoned since more than 25 years. The longest serving detainees 
are Karim Younis and Maher Younis; both were kidnapped 31 years ago, and 
Issa Abed-Rabbo, who was kidnapped 29 years ago.

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