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Palestinian human rights org demands to release all 5000 Palestinian prisoners due to Coronavirus

Headline: "A [Palestinian] human rights center demanded that the international community pressure the occupation to release the prisoners"

"The [Palestinian] Human Rights and Democracy Center 'SHAMS' demanded that the international community pressure the occupation state to release the Palestinian prisoners in light of the spread of the new Coronavirus…

There are approximately 5,000 prisoners, including 43 female prisoners, 700 sick prisoners, 432 administrative detainees, and six Palestinian Parliament members."

One of the imprisoned parliament members is Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.