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Israeli court rejects attorney’s visit to four of Gilbou’s six breakers

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An Israeli court on Monday rejected a petition by the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Commission to allow a lawyer’s visit to four of Gilbou’s six breakers after being rearrested by ‘Israel’.

The Commission said its attorney, Khalid Mahajneh, has petitioned the Israeli District Court in Nazareth to allow him to visit the four prisoners: Mahmoud Arda, Zakaria Zubaidi, Yaaqob Qadri and Mohammad Arda.

The attorney’s visit aims to follow up the prisoners’ condition and their place of detention.

Six Palestinian prisoners managed to free themselves on September 6 2021, from Gilbou prison, a high-security Israeli prison, through a secret tunnel they had reportedly dug beneath the prison.

The six prisoners were identified as:

Mahmoud Arda, 46 years old, from Arraba town in Jenin, imprisoned since 1996, sentenced to a life and 15 years and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Mohammad Arda, 39 years old, from Arraba town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2002, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Yaaqob Qadri, 49 years old, from Beir al-Basha town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2003, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Ayham Kamanji, 35 years old, from Kufr Dan town in Jenin, imprisoned since 2006, sentenced to a life and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Zakaria Zubaidi, 46 years old, from Jenin refugee camp, imprisoned since 2019, was not sentenced, and is a former commander of Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Munadel Infeiat, 26 years old, from Yabad town in Jenin and imprisoned since 2019, was not sentenced and belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Four of them were rearrested by the Israeli occupation on Friday night and Saturday dawn, after five days of large-scale sweep operations throughout occupied Palestine using high-tech systems.

The four who were rearrested are Mahmoud Arda, Zakaria Zubaidi, Yaaqob Qadri and Mohammad Arda, and all now held amid concerns of torture and human rights abuses.

Munadel Infeiat and Ayham Kamanji are still at large.

On Saturday, the Israeli court in the Nazareth extended the remand of the four breakers for nine days, and they are now facing a set of charges issued by the Israeli court yesterday, including jailbreak, planning an armed attack, conspiring to escape the prison, and associating with a prohibited organization, according to Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs.

Reports were also said that the prisoners have been tortured and beaten as they are held by the Israeli authorities.

It was reported that Zakaria was transferred to an Israeli hospital to get urgent medical treatment after being tortured and beaten by Israeli occupation forces after they rearrested him.

Israeli Kan 11 reported also on Sunday that Zubaidi has been taken to Rambam Medical Center while the Israeli Service Prison claimed that Zakaria had not been transferred to hospital.

Yahia Zubaidi, brother of Zakaria, one of the breakers, told QNN, “Israeli occupation authorities refuse to release any information about the health condition of Zakaria and the other 3 breakers of Gilboa prison and prevent them from meeting their lawyers”

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