Nael Albarghouthi, Longest Serving Palestinian Prisoner to Be Released

Nael Al-Bargouthi. (Photo: File)

The lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Club has convoyed a message from Nael Albarghouthi to his family that the he is slated “to be released from Israeli jail after serving his sentence.”

Albarghouthi spent a total of 36 years in Israeli jails. He was released in 2011 as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas, in which 1027 Palestinians let free, but many of them were re-arrested alter and jailed. Israel re-arrested Albrghouthi and decided to let him complete his sentence in jail.

Albarghouthi was placed under solitary confinement two weeks ago after the Israeli Prison Service allegedly ‘found a needle’ in his belongings. Following a protest by Palestinian prisoners, he was released from solitary confinement but was forced to pay a fine.

He was previously taken to hospital for examination after he suffered pain in his chest.

Albarghouthi is a leading figure in the Palestinian prisoners movement in Israeli jails. He is from the West Bank’s village of Kuber near Ramallah.

(SAFA, PC, Social Media)

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