A session at the Supreme Court for the prisoners of “Shalit” deal
April 27, 2015

A session was held on Tuesday at the Supreme Court to discuss the appeal submitted by seven prisoners who were freed among the “Shalit” deal and who were kidnapped last year after the kidnapping of the three settlers in Hebron. The prisoner and their families asked the media and international organizations to attend the court session and discuss their case. The kidnapped prisoners wrote a letter saying: “The occupation forces rearrested us in June 2014 as revenge to the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in the area of Hebron. They did not provide any legal justifications or an evidence to convict us. The prosecution also refuses to reveal the confidential files that they claim to have and the Israeli committee of “freed prisoner” decided to impose life sentences on us and identified the life sentence as 40 years in prison minus what we have already served in the past.” The prisoners pointed out that some of them got married immediately after being released in 2011 and some had newborn kids that they haven’t seen yet; note that most of the prisoners had already spent more than 20 years in the occupation prisons. The prisoners are: Ismaeel Abdullah Hijazi- Jabal Al-Mukabber Jamal Hammad Abu Saleh- Silwan Rajab Mohammad Tahan- Ras Al-Amoud Adnan Mohammad Maragha- Silwan Ala’ Eddin Ahmad Bazian- Old City of Jerusalem Naser Mousa Abed Rabbo- Sur Baher