Jordanian prisoners detained in secret Israeli prisons
The rapporteur of the National Committee for Jordanian Prisoners and Missing Persons in Israeli Detention Centers tells Al Mayadeen that the occupation forbids prisoners from family visits and communication.
The Commission of Detainees’ and ex-Detainees’ Affairs stated that the Israeli occupation authorities continue to detain 18 Jordanian prisoners.
The Commission indicated that some of the prisoners hold Jordanian citizenship, and others are of Palestinian origin but have Jordanian national numbers.
Several life sentences
In a report issued Sunday, the Commission explained that among the Jordanian prisoners currently detained in the occupation prisons, eight are serving life sentences, seven are serving sentences ranging from 10 to 36 years, and three are serving sentences of less than 10 years.
In a call with Al Mayadeen Net, Fadi Farah, the rapporteur of the National Committee for Jordanian Prisoners and Missing Persons in Israeli Detention Centers, said that the Jordanian prisoners that are sentenced to life imprisonment are: Abdullah Al-Barghouti (67 life sentences), Marei Abu Saeeda (11 life sentences), Munir Marei (five life sentences), Hisham Kaabi (four life sentences), Muhammad Al-Rimawi (one life sentence), Hani Khamaiseh (one life sentence), Raed Khalil (two life sentences and twenty years), and Ammar Howitat (one life sentence).
Farah added that Nasser Daraghmeh and Raafat Asous are considered prisoners deans and have been detained for more than 20 years.
The Committee's rapporteur pointed out that since 2008, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not arranged any visit to Jordanian prisoners in occupation prisons.
He also mentioned that the Red Cross stopped organizing family visits on the pretext of a treaty between Jordan and the Israeli occupation.
Farah hoped that the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs would make every effort to secure the families' visits to their imprisoned sons.
He affirmed that the occupation is deliberately taking revenge on the Jordanian prisoners and their families by depriving them of visits and communication.
Prisoner Abdullah Barghouti's family has been prevented from visiting him since 2003, despite the father's deadly diseases.
Farah revealed to Al Mayadeen Net that there are more than 34 Jordanian prisoners registered in the committee, while there is no information about the prisoners inside the secret Israeli prisons.