GAZA, May 30, 2012 (WAFA) – A new paper by a researcher on Palestinian prisoners said Wednesday that there are currently 4600 Palestinians held in Israeli jails, including 215 minors.
The paper by former prisoner Abdul Nasser Farwaneh said the prisoners include five women, including Lina Jarbouni, from inside Israel who has been serving more than 10 years in prison.
The list also includes 302 administrative detainees, one held under the “illegal combatant” law, 27 lawmakers, three former cabinet ministers and one former lawmaker.
There are 463 prisoners from the Gaza Strip, 345 from Jerusalem and inside Israel, and the rest are from the West Bank.
At total of 535 prisoners have been sentenced to at least one life term, 62 have been in prison for over 20 years and 22 held for over 25 years.
There are also prisoners from several Arab countries, including Jordan, Syria and Egypt.
The prisoners are held in 17 prisons and detention centers in Israel and the occupied territories.