Prisoners Commission: 28 Palestinians incarcerated in Israel for more than 25 years

RAMALLAH, After the release on Sunday of Mahmoud Jabarin, a resident of Umm al-Fahm, an Arab town inside Israel, who completed 30 years in prison for resisting the Israeli occupation, 28 Palestinians remain incarcerated in Israeli prisons for more than 25 years, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said on Monday.

It said among them, 13 are from inside Israel and they include Karim Younis, the longest serving political prisoner with over 30 years, Maher Younis, Ibrahim Abu Mukh, Rushdi Abu Mukh, Walid Daqqa, Ibrahim Bayadseh, Ahmad Abu Jaber, Bashir Khatib, Samir Sarsawi, Ibrahim Ighbarieh, Mohammad Ighbarieh, Yehys Ighbarieh and Mohammad Jabarin.

The prisoners incarcerated since before the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1993 were supposed to be released as part of a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority but Israel has reneged on their release.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency