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4650 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, says NGO

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said on Tuesday that there are 4650 Palestinian prisoners held in 23 Israeli prisons, and detention and interrogation centers, including 200 minors and 40 women.

By the end of August 2021, the PPS said there are 4650 Palestinian prisoners inside the Israeli jails, 544 of them are serving one or more life sentences with one of them, Abdullah Barghouti sentenced to a record 67 life terms.

Around 520 Palestinians are held in administrative detention without charge or trial, the PPS said.

The PPS also stated that 25 prisoners are considered, the most senior of the prisoners are Karim Younis and Maher Younis imprisoned since 1983, while Nael Barghouti spent a total of 41 years behind Israeli prisons bars of which 34 were continuous after which he was released in a prisoners’ exchange but later re-arrested.

Since the start of Israeli occupation in June 1967, the PPS said 226 prisoners died while they were in detention, including 75 who died as a result of “pre-meditated murder”, 73 died during torture, 7 were shot directly and killed, and 71 who died due to medical negligence.

The bodies of 7 Palestinians who died while imprisoned are still held by Israeli occupation, the PPS, adding that it has not turned over to their families for burial, one of them died in 1980, another in 2018, three in 2019, and two in 2020.

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