Friday, December 18, 2009

Palestinians mark 23, 24 years in Israeli prison

Gaza – Ma’an – Two Palestinians are marking their 24th year in Israeli prison this week, expert in Palestinian detainees issues, Abdel Nasser Farwaneh told Ma'an on Friday.

Abdel Rahman Al-Qiq, 46, is one of the longest-serving Palestinian detainees in jail, Farwaneh said, adding that today, he marks 24 years behind Israeli bars.

Al-Qiq was sentenced on 18 December 1986 to life in prison for allegedly participating in a Palestinian national resistance effort against Israel.

Later this week, Kahlid Al-Ju'eidy, 44, will mark 23 years in prison. Al-Ju'eidy was detained at Rafah and sentenced for supporting the Islamic Jihad movement and resisting the Israeli occupation in Gaza.