The Palestinian commission of detainees and ex-detainees affairs revealed on Sunday, November 6, that the number of Palestinian prisoners’ deans has risen to 293 deans as more prisoners have entered their 21st year in Israeli prisons.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Commission explained that the prisoners’ deans are the ones who spent more than 20 years in Israeli prisons in a row.
Since the start of October 2022, 10 Palestinian prisoners have joined the list of prisoners’ deans as they entered their 21st consecutive year in Israeli prisons.
The Commission pointed out that 25 of the prisoners’ deans were arrested before the Oslo Accords, including the oldest deans Kareem and Maher Younis detained since 1983.
Meanwhile, dozens of the deans were released within the Wafaa Al-Ahrar exchange deal in 2011 and then re-arrested after their release.
According to recent data released by the Palestinian Prisoners Club, Israel holds 4450 Palestinian prisoners in its prisons, including 32 women, 175 children, and 600 sick prisoners.