Breakfast for the families of the Jordanian prisoners and hopes that they will be released in an “exchange” (photos)

The families of the Jordanian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons renewed their demands to the Jordanian government to “release their children in the occupation’s prisons.”

The demands of the prisoners’ families came at a Ramadan Iftar Thursday organized by the National Committee for Jordanian Prisoners and Missing Persons in Israeli Detention Centers in the city of Zarqa and attended by “Arabi 21”.

The families of the prisoners hope that the next Ramadan will come and live with their children, pinning their hopes on a prisoner exchange deal, calling on the Jordanian government to arrange a group visit for the families of the prisoners to check on them.

Families of prisoners at one breakfast table

The mother of the Jordanian prisoner, Raafat Asous, attended the breakfast, and her son has been a captive since 2002, and he is expected to be released at the end of this year.

He told Arabi 21, “My son was captured in the Al-Aqsa Intifada and ruled for 20 years, and God willing, he will end his wisdom next December. He wrote a book in prison, entitled A Journey through the Labyrinths of Families, recounting his experience in prison.”

As for the mother of the captive, Hani Khamaiseh, she says that “her son has been sentenced to life imprisonment, of which he spent 16 years,” but she believes that relief is near and confirms that the spirits of the prisoners in the occupation prisons are high and their determination is strong.

For his part, the brother of the prisoner, Abdullah Al-Barghouti, believes in an interview with “Arabi 21” that “the issue of the prisoners’ return to their families is a matter of time,” considering that the Jordanian government’s follow-up to the prisoners’ file is timid measures, although it can use many diplomatic means to pressure the prisoners. occupation of the prisoners’ file.

The mother of the prisoner, Al-Barghouti, says he is the oldest prisoner sentenced to 67 life sentences, of which he spent 20 years, leaving his daughter when she is one year old, and now she is a second year at university.”

According to the media spokesman for the “National Committee for Jordanian Prisoners and Missing Persons,” the released prisoner Fadi Farah, the number of Jordanians in the occupation prisons, according to the figures of the Jordanian Committee for Prisoners and Missing Persons, is 19, some of whom are serving sentences of up to tens of life sentences, in addition to 30 missing since the 1948 and 1967 wars, some of them He spent 20 years in detention amid suffering and deprivation of the most basic rights, namely visits.

Farah told “Arabi 21”, “The Ramadan event is an attempt to support the prisoners and their families, and to try to relieve mothers, wives and families, in light of the absence of their children from breakfast tables for many years.”

The Jordanian parliamentarian, Yellal Freihat, told “Arabi 21”, “It is the great sacrifices of the prisoners that made us live in safety, after the prisoners sacrificed their freedom and the martyrs sacrificed their lives in service of the liberation project. Today, we share the families of the prisoners with their breakfast in solidarity with them as they miss their children every day, especially in the month of Ramadan.” Ramadan”.

Al-Fraihat criticized what he described as “the government’s failure, calling for work to improve the conditions of the prisoners and to arrange visits to their families, as the last visit to them was 14 years ago.”

The list of Jordanians missing in the custody of the occupation includes 25 people, most of whom fought with the Jordanian army forces in 1967, and the Battle of Karama in 1968, and five of them carried out operations on the border with occupied Palestine.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry is following up on the file

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry had announced earlier, in response to criticism of the follow-up to the file of Jordanian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons, that it “places the file of Jordanian prisoners at the top of its priorities”, but the last group visit organized by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry for the families of the prisoners to visit their children was in 2008.

Arabi 21 publishes a list of the names of the Jordanian prisoners, and the sentences handed down to them:

1- Abdullah Barghouti
A leader in the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), was accused by Israel of being behind the revenge operations for the assassination of Palestinian leaders, and he succeeded in hiding from them for many months, then was arrested and sentenced to life 67 times.
The occupation accuses him of being responsible for the killing of 67 Israelis in a series of operations carried out between 2000 and 2003.

2- Maree Sobh Joudeh Abu Saida
He is sentenced to 11 life sentences and has been imprisoned since 2004, on charges of killing an Israeli settler. He is currently in Nafha desert prison.

3- Mounir Merhi Merhi
The prisoner Marei was arrested on 4/2/2003, and the occupation sentenced him to 5 life sentences, after being accused of being responsible for sending and participating in a group to carry out an operation inside the Adora settlement built on Hebron lands.

4- Hisham Ahmed Asaad Kaabi

The prisoner Kaabi was arrested in 2004, and sentenced to 4 life imprisonment, of which he spent 15 years in the occupation prisons, and he was residing in the Kingdom of Jordan, and he returned to the occupied Palestinian territories in 2000.

5- Mohamed Fahmy Ibrahim Al-Rimawi
The occupation accused al-Rimawi of participating with a group of PFLP prisoners in carrying out the assassination of Rehavam Ze’evi in ​​2001, and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

6- Hani Ibrahim Muhammad Khamayseh
The prisoner Khamaiseh is languishing in the Nafha desert prison. He joined the Military Intelligence Service in the West Bank. The occupation forces arrested him on 23/3/2003. He is serving a life sentence for the murder of a settler along with fellow prisoner Ayman Al-Awadeh.

7- Ammar Mustafa Ahmed Howitat
The prisoner Al-Huwaitat was arrested on 9-6-2002 and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2017, he obtained a master’s degree in regional studies, the Israeli Studies track, from Al-Quds University via distance learning from Hadarim Prison.

8- Raed Mahmoud Jbara Khalil
He was arrested in 2015 and the occupation accused him of carrying out a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv that killed two settlers, and sentenced him to life imprisonment twice.

9- Nasser Nafez Saleh Daraghmeh
On 1/1/2001, the occupation forces arrested him while he was on his way to travel across the Karama Bridge and subjected him to a violent interrogation before issuing a sentence of 36 years in prison.

10- Anas Rashid Ahmed Hathnawi:
The prisoner Hathnawi was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 27 years in prison. He was subjected to a policy of punishment and isolation, and his family was deprived for long periods of time from visiting him.

11- Raafat Walid Abdel Qader Asous
He is serving a 20-year prison sentence. He was arrested on December 25, 2002, on charges of resisting the occupation.

12- Ali Sharif Rafea fight
Detained since 2007, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was charged with several charges, including belonging to the Hamas movement, and participating in operations that wounded a number of soldiers.

13- Thaer Jamal Mahmoud Khalaf
In 2020, the occupation court sentenced the Jordanian prisoner, Thaer Khalaf al-Lawzi, to 19 years in prison, and paid NIS 250,000 in compensation. In November 2018, the occupation authorities accused him of attacking a number of settlers with a hammer, injuring a number of them while they entered Eilat to work.

14- Nabil Khalil Abdel Hamid Harb
Sentenced to 18 years in prison and detained since 2010, on charges of resisting the occupation.

15- Muhammad Mahdi Saleh Suleiman
He is considered the youngest Jordanian prisoner in the prisons of the occupation and has been detained since March 15, 2013. He entered the families as a 15-year-old child, and a sentence similar to this age was issued against him, serving a 15-year prison term, and a fine of 30,000 shekels was imposed on him, accused of throwing stones. on the occupation.

16- Manaf Muhammad Abdul Rahman Jbara
He was arrested on 11-27-2014, and the occupying state accused him of belonging to a large military cell affiliated with Hamas, consisting of 30 members, which had plans to carry out operations.

17- Usaid Muhammad Ahmad Abu Khudair
He was arrested on 07-06-2016 and sentenced to 6 years in prison. The prisoner Abu Khdeir is the brother of two released prisoners, and he is married and the father of a girl.

18- Mohamed Abdel-Fattah Musleh
Occupation forces arrested a prisoner, Musleh, on June 23, in the town of Hadera in the occupied territories, after he was hit by two bullets in the left foot, after accusing him of trying to stab.

19- Thaer Qassem Ahmed Shafut
He was arrested on April 17, 2019 on charges of communicating for parties hostile to the occupation and thinking of a mechanism to deliver financial support to anti-occupation organizations. She was sentenced to 28 months in prison in addition to a fine of 3,000 dinars.

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