Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Two Palestinian Siblings Enter their 30th Year Behind Israeli Bars

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The two Palestinian siblings Abdel Jawad and Mohammad Shamasneh entered today Saturday, 11 November 2022 their 30th year behind Israeli jail bars, according to a prisoner advocacy group.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said the two siblings, who hail from the village of Qatanna, northwest of occupied Jerusalem were arrested on this day in 1993 and were sentenced to life in prison for their activism in the resistance to the illegal Israeli occupation.

The two Palestinian siblings are among a group of 26 Palestinian detainees held by the Israeli occupation since before the Oslo Accords of 1993, who Israel refused to release in 2014, ending the then-ongoing negotiations for peace between the Palestinians and Israeli occupation authorities.

The Israeli occupation is illegally detaining more than 4,500 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland.

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