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Prisoners’ Affairs commission releases statistics about Palestinian prisoners in Israel

Headline: “The Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs calls to persecute Israel for the crimes and violations it carried out against prisoners”

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Palestinian Prisoners’ Day draws nearer (April 17), the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs published a report regarding the situation and conditions of the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation’s prisons.

The report states:

The prisoners in numbers
- 6,500 prisoners
- 478 prisoners sentenced to one or more life sentences
- 21 female prisoners, including two minors
- 205 children under the age of 18
- 480 prisoners under administrative detention
- 13 members of parliament, in addition to two former ministers
- 1,500 prisoners suffering various illnesses, among them about 80 in extremely poor physical condition
- 30 prisoners who have been imprisoned since before the Oslo [Accords], more than 20 years ago
- In the case of 16 veteran prisoners, more than a quarter of a century has passed since they were arrested, among them the prisoners Karim and Maher Younes, who were arrested 33 years ago.

Note: Karim and Maher Younes: Israeli Arabs (cousins) serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced their sentences in 2012.

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