Ramallah, 6 Rajab 1437/13 April 2016 (MINA) – The PA committee for prisoners and ex-prisoners revealed in a new report issued Tuesday that 5,000 Palestinians were arrested since the outbreak of Jerusalem Intifada on October 1, 2015.
The report pointed out that 1,900 children, 180 women, and 85 injured persons were among the detainees, The Palestinian Information center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The report also said that 40 Palestinian prisoners spent more than 20 consecutive years in Israeli jails including the prisoners Karim Younis and Maher Younis who spent 34 years behind bars.
The prisoner Nael Barghouthi spent 35 years separately in Israeli jails where he was re-arrested in 2014 after being released during Shalit Deal.
According to the committee, the Palestinian detainee Lina Jarbouni, who spent 14 years out of her 17-year sentence, is considered the oldest-serving Palestinian female prisoner in Israeli jails, while Dima al-Wawi, 12, is considered the youngest Palestinian prisoner.
The experience of Israeli arrest, interrogation, and detention causes severe psychological harm, and leaves lasting scars on Palestinian detainees, their families, and community.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)