Days of Palestine – Ramallah
A 61-year-old Palestinian from Jerusalem held in Israel, who was denied freedom after the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, completed today 35 years behind bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).
It said Samir Ibrahim Abu Nimeh, who was arrested in 1986 and sentenced to life in prison for his resistance of the Israeli occupation, is one of 25 Palestinian freedom fighters held since before the signing of the Oslo Accords who were supposed to be freed in 2014 in a US-brokered deal before Israel reneged on the agreement and the peace process collapsed as a result.
The PPS said Abu Nimeh is suffering from various health issues due to his long incarceration in bad prison conditions and torture at the time of his arrest as well as medical negligence.
He lost his mother and three of his brothers who died during his imprisonment. One of his brothers died on the eve of a planned visit to Abu Nimeh in prison in 2016, said the PPS.