18 Jordanians in Israeli prisons

Israeli occupation prison
Israeli prison. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Commission of Detainees Affairs has reported that Israeli occupation authorities are currently holding 18 Jordanian prisoners in various Israeli detention facilities. اضافة اعلان

Among these prisoners, nine are serving life sentences, while five others face sentences ranging from 20 to 36 years. Additionally, three inmates are serving sentences spanning 15 to 19 years, and one prisoner has been sentenced to five years, Amman Net reported

Institutionalized cooperation
Seven of these Jordanian prisoners are considered "deans of prisoners" and have been in detention for over two decades, while five others have been held for more than 15 years. These individuals have played an active role in the prisoners' movement, participating in hunger strikes alongside their Palestinian counterparts.

The report underscores the collective Arab commitment to the Palestinian cause, highlighting that it transcends national boundaries and resonates deeply among Arab nations. This extends to the prison system, where those who are believed to have fought for the same cause are honored, according to the report.

Long-serving Arab prisoners
The report highlights the stories of Arab prisoners who have endured lengthy detentions, including Lebanese martyr Samir Kuntar, who spent over 29 years in Israeli custody before his release in 2008, and released Syrian Golan Heights prisoner Sudqi Al-Muqt, who served a total of 32 years in Israeli detention, making him one of the longest-serving Arab prisoners in Israeli prisons over two separate periods, with his second release occurring in 2020.

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