Days of Palestine

Friday, March 31

In Israeli jails, two brothers complete 28 years

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Days Of Palestine – Ramallah

Ibrahim Ighbarieh, 54, and his brother, Mohammad, 51, have completed 28 years in Israeli jails for resisting the occupation, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said today.

The two brothers are from the Arab village of Musherfeh, in Israel, and were both detained on February 26, 1992 and sentenced to life in prison.

They were supposed to be released in 2014 as part of a US-sponsored Palestinian-Israeli deal in which Israel would release all Palestinian political prisoners held since before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

However, after releasing three batches of Palestinian prisoner, all from the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel reneged on the fourth and final batch that included prisoners from occupied East Jerusalem and inside Israel and who totaled 26.

PPS said Mohammad Ighbarieh received his master’s degree while in prison and has published four books, while his brother, Ibrahim, published one book.