Palestinian prisoner Ibrahim Alqam (51) from the city of Ramallah entered Wednesday, June 7, 2023, his 18th year in the Israeli occupation prisons, since first detained in 2006.
The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club stated that Alqam faced a harsh investigation that lasted for several months, and the occupation sentenced him to two life imprisonment and 30 years in Israeli prisons.
During his years of detention, Alqam obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science. While in prison, he lost his mother and the Israeli prison administration prevented him from bidding the last farewell to her.
Israeli occupation is currently holding more than 1,000 Palestinian detainees without charge or trial, the highest number since 2003, according to the Israeli human rights group HaMoked.
Israeli occupation authorities currently hold 4900 Palestinians in prisons, including 160 children and 31 women.
In the absence of strong pressure to stop the systemic inhumane abuses, the racist and fascist policies of the Prison Service Administration have a negative impact on Palestinian detainees.