Two Palestinian prisoners complete 17 years behind bars

JENIN, Friday Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails Muhsin Faleh Bzour and Islam Weshahi, complete today 17 years behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoner Society.

The two prisoners, who come from the occupied West Bank district of Jenin, were arrested in December 2002 during a major Israeli military crackdown on the northern West Bank, and were sentenced to 27 years and 19 years respectively for resisting the Israeli occupation.

They have been denied family visits at many times by Israeli prison authorities.

Israeli authorities are still incarcerating more than 6,000 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency