Saturday, September 10, 2011

Palestinian detainees enter 25th year in Israeli jail

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians entered their 25th year in Israeli prison on Saturday, the Hamas ministry of detainee affairs said.

Muhammad Ziyadeh and Mukhles Burghal are from Lod in central Israel. They are both serving life sentences.

Ziyadeh is affiliated to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He is married with seven children and suffers from diabetes.

He was accused of attacking an army vehicle with a Molotov cocktail, causing no injuries.

Burghal is held at Shatta prison, where he was moved to solitary confinement after guards accused him of smuggling a letter to his mother. His father died during his imprisonment.

He achieved a Masters in Democracy while in prison.