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Number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails rises to 5100, with 477 sentenced for life

“Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh, Head of the Statistics Department of the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs, said the number of [Palestinian] prisoners and detainees in the Israeli occupation prisons is constantly rising, and that their number reached 5,100 at the end of April [2014]…
In an announcement obtained by Ma’an, he added: ‘477 of them are prisoners sentenced for life, or with consecutive life sentences; 429 are prisoners sentenced to prison terms exceeding 20 years, and 1,047 are prisoners sentenced to 10-20 years in prison.’”