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PA reports that there are 187 Palestinian "veteran prisoners" in Israeli prisons

“Yesterday, Thursday [April 21, 2022], prisoners Abd Al-Majid Mahdi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) and Ziyad Hamoudeh (i.e., terrorist, participated in the murder of 2), both from the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, began [their] 21st year in the occupation’s prisons, and thus joined the list of most veteran prisoners that rose today to 187 prisoners.

The [PLO] Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs] explained in a press release that the occupation army arrested prisoner Mahdi on April 21, 2002, and sentenced him to life, and it arrested prisoner Hamoudeh on the same day and sentenced him to 23 years.

It added: ‘Among “the most veteran prisoners” there are 25 prisoners who were arrested before the [1993] Oslo [Accords]… including 13 prisoners who have served more than 30 consecutive years, the most veteran of whom are prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist cousins who murdered 1), who have been imprisoned since January 1983.’”




Abd Al-Majid Mahdi – Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who shot and murdered his Israeli employer Gadi Rejwan in Atarot, a neighborhood of Jerusalem, on Feb. 27, 2002. Mahdi is serving a life sentence.

Ziyad Hamoudeh – Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who participated in the Ramallah lynching on Oct. 12, 2000, in which a Palestinian mob brutally murdered and mutilated the bodies of two Israeli reserve soldiers, Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, who had accidentally entered Ramallah. Hamoudeh also committed a number of shooting attacks with accomplices targeting Psagot north of Jerusalem. Hamoudeh is serving 23 years.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.

Maher Younes

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