Friday, May 29, 2009

Palestinian prisoners praise Abbas in smuggled letter to Ma'an

Date: 29 / 05 / 2009 Time: 15:07

Bethlehem – Ma’an – Detainees inside Israeli prisons expressed their gratitude to Palestinian President Abbas for making their plight a priority in a letter received by Ma'an.

The letter, which was smuggled out of Mjedo prison inside Israel, read, "The president's attitude has engendered in all of us hope and patience that one day we will leave this prison and be released."

It went on to say that prisoners there "thank the president for the amounts of money distributed by the PLO; it helps so much."

In the letter, the prisoners called on Palestinian leaders to work toward a unity government to solve the division between Hamas and Fatah, adding that "your unity is a path for the detainees' release."

They also encouraged Palestinians to stand by the Detainees’ Society to help them in all their efforts to release Palestinian prisoners of Israel.