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2 Palestinian prisoners enter 34th year of Israeli imprisonment

March 24, 2019 1:00 P.M. (Updated: March 26, 2019 12:36 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinian prisoners entered their 34th year of Israeli imprisonment, on Sunday, and are among 26 prisoners who were supposed to be released after the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) confirmed that Rashdi Hamdan Abu Mokh and Ibrahim Nayef Abu Mokk, both residents from Baqa al-Gharbiyye, in Haifa district, in northern Israel, were detained 1968 and sentenced to life in prison.

Rashdi and Ibrahim are among 12 other Palestinian prisoners from inside Israel still held in prison for over three decades.

Both of the prisoners were among 26 others, who were supposed to be released after the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1993 and then again in 2014, however, Israel stalled negotiations and kept them in prison.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,440 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.
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