Palestinian prisoner marks 18 years behind Israeli bars

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

A Palestinian prisoner serving a 25-year sentence in Israeli jails for resisting the Israeli occupation completes today 18 years behind bars, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).

PPS said Shuaa Jalal Kamamji, from the northern West Bank district of Jenin, completes today 18 years behind Israeli bars, during which he was subjected to the Israeli arbitrary punishment policies, including being deprived of family visits for some time.

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Kamamji was arrested on 29 August 2003 for his activism in the resistance of the Israeli occupation. During his detention, he has obtained a BA degree in history, and has memorized Qur’an, the Muslim holy book.

He has also lost his father and brother while in detention.

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According to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission, the are about 4,400 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention, including 39 women, 140 minors, 600 sick prisoners, and 350 administrative detainees. A total of 570 prisoners are serving various life terms.

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