3 PALESTINIAN PRISONERS ENTER NEW YEARS IN ISRAELI PRISON

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Three Palestinians from the occupied West Bank entered a new year inside Israeli prisons on Saturday, as two serve life sentences.

Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Basharat, 42, from the city of Tubas in the northern occupied West Bank, entered another year in prison. He is serving a life sentence following since detention in 2003.

Prisoner Ibrahim Salama, from Jenin, was detained in 2003 and sentenced to life in Israeli prison.

Prisoner Rabi’I Malaysha, also from Jenin, was detained in 2003 and sentenced to 30 years in Israeli prison.

Both of them enter today a new year in prison after spending 14 years of their total prison sentences.

Since 1967, when Israeli forces took control of the West Bank and Gaza, at least 800,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel, making up 20 percent of the total Palestinian population in the occupied territory, according to Addameer.

Some 40 percent of the male Palestinian population in the occupied territory has been detained by Israeli forces at some point in their lives, the group estimated.

(Source / 24.06.2017)

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