Palestinian detainee Nahid Humaid, from northern Gaza, entered Monday, June 12, the seventeenth year in a row inside Israeli prisons, the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees reported.
The Commission said that Israeli forces detained the Palestinian Humaid on June 12, 2007, and he has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of resisting the Israeli occupation.
It’s noteworthy that hundreds of Palestinian detainees have completed dozens of years in Israeli prisons.
On May 20, the number of senior Palestinian detainees has risen to 408 after 7 Palestinian detainees have completed their 20th year in Israeli occupation prisons, the Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies (PCPS) stated.
According to the center, more than 19 Palestinians have spent more than 30 years, and 41 others have completed a quarter century (25 years) in Israeli prisons.
Detainee Humaid was born in Jabalia camp, north of the Gaza Strip, in 1979. He is married and has two twin sons who were born from smuggled sperm.
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Israeli prisons deprive Palestinian detainees who are serving long or life sentences of the right to be alone with their wives. For that reason, many of them try to smuggle sperm out of prison to their wives to be used in in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The last case was on May 6 when the wife of Palestinian detainee Ahmed Al-Shamali gave birth to two twins simultaneously through his sperm smuggled out from inside the Israeli prison, raising the number of children born by smuggled sperm to 117.
According to Palestinian statistics, Israeli occupation currently detains 4765 Palestinians, including 29 females, 150 minors, and 750 patients, in its prisons.
The number of sick Palestinian detainees has recently increased to 750, including patients with chronic and serious diseases and 26 cancer patients.