Two Palestinian freedom fighters and political prisoners in Israeli detention complete today 18 years in Israeli occupation's prisons, said the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).
Mohammad Ahmad Abol-Rob, who comes from the town of Qabatiya in the occupied West Bank, was detained by Israeli occupation forces on January 15, 2003, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his activism in the armed resistance against the Israeli occupation.
The other prisoner, Hamza Mohammad Abulheija, from Jenin refugee camp, was also arrested on the same day, and was sentenced to 26 years in prison under the same grounds.
The Israeli occupation authorities are still incarcerating more than 5,000 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland. Many of these prisoners have been in prison for more than 30 years.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention have also been denied family visitation several times by the Israeli occupation authorities as a punishment against them and their families.