Ferwana: 4600 prisoners in the prisons of the occupation, including 309 administrative detainees
Bureau of Statistics Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, former prisoner, Director of the Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of prisoners in Palestinian National Authority has today published a report containing the latest statistics on prisoners held in prisons and detention centers of the Israeli occupation, and in accordance with what is documented has the information and data.
Ferwana Nasser has confirmed in its report that since 1967, until today nearly 750,000 apprehensions were recorded, including 12 000 women, among them four pregnant prisoners have given birth in difficult conditions and 10 000 children, and that these arrests were not limited to a specific category, but affect all levels of Palestinian society without exception.
He also said that the total number of Palestinian prisoners in prisons and detention centers of the Israeli occupation has now reached 4,600 prisoners, including eight women, 138 children, 309 administrative detainees and 27 elected members including Marwan Barghouti, Ahmad Saadat, Hassan Yousef, in addition to the two former ministers and a number of political leaders detained in 17 prisons and detention centers and dozens of Arab prisoners of various nationalities, especially Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians. He added that 3410 prisoners forming 74.1% of prisoners serving sentences of imprisonment for various terms, including 533 prisoners sentenced to life twice or more, 456 prisoners has more than twenty years, and 1135 prisoners sentenced to more than 10 years but less than 20 years.
Of these, 881 prisoners representing a rate of 19.2% which are under arrest and awaiting trial, and 309 administrative detainees who represent 6.7% of the total number of prisoners.
Regarding the former prisoners, Ferwana talking about 57 "deans of prisoners", a term used for those held for more than twenty years in the prisons of the Israeli occupation, among them 23 prisoners have been held for more a quarter century. This is called "the generals of patience" with the Arab prisoner occupied Syrian Golan Sidqi Al-makt and Karim Younes, 48 in the occupied territories, held since January 1983 and is considered the prisoner the oldest with more than 28 years in prison.
In his report, says Nasser Ferwana occupation forces arrested since the beginning of the Al Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, nearly 10 000 children, 138 children are still in detention, they represent 3% of total prisoners, among them 118 children aged 16 to 18 years and 20 children under 16 years. They are exposed to suffering, torture and unfair trials, thus violating their fundamental rights and their future in contravention of international law and the Convention of the Child.
Today eight Palestinian women are held in inappropriate places, regardless of their conditions of women and no respect for their fundamental rights stipulated by international conventions and humanitarian.
Lina Jarbuni 38 years of Arabeh Bathouf in the occupied territories in 1948, is the oldest inmate. She was arrested April 15, 2002 and is serving 17 years.
Wurud Maher Kasem 26 years of Al-Tireh in the occupied territories in 1948, was arrested on 4 October 2006 and is serving six years. The parole board decided to release her after she had served more than two thirds of his sentence. However, the prosecutor appealed the decision. On 21 November 2011, the regional court in Petah Tiqva accepted the appeal and revoked the release prematurely.
Saga Alalami 18 years of Beitunia Ramallah district, arrested Jan. 9, 2012
Alaa Juabi, a minor, of Hebron, arrested on 7 December 2011.
Salwa Hasan, of Hebron, arrested on 19 October 2011
Mufika Qawasme, of Hebron, arrested Feb. 15, 2012
Muna Abu Sanina, of Hebron, arrested Feb. 15, 2012
Hana Al-Shalabi, 28, of Jenin, released in October 2011 following the agreement Shalit, then arrested on 16 February 2012, she continues a hunger strike for 11 days to protest against his arrest and subsequent violence, and its arbitrary administrative detention.
Ferwana Nasser reported in his report in accordance with what is documented that the total number of martyrs of the movement of captivity since 1967 amounted to 202 martyrs. And among them 51 prisoners died due to medical negligence, 70 prisoners died under torture, 74 prisoners were killed intentionally after being arrested and killed seven other prisoners in their cells by the use of forceexcessive and with live ammunition in prisons and detention centers.
He recalled that in addition, dozens of former inmates died after liberation by the disease contracted in prison, or who were released before the expiration of their sentences because of their deteriorating condition health and died after release from a few months, as Hael Abu Zeid Al-Wali Sitan the Golan Heights, and Zechariah Issa, Fayez Abu Murad Sakut Zaidat and the West Bank and many others.
Mr. Ferwana appeals to associations and institutions dealing with prisoners and the bodies of human rights and humanitarian coordination to work together by adopting a unified strategy for the cause of prisoners.