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36 years of steadfastness in Israeli jails, Prisoner Kareem Younis

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Gaza8Jan3RAMALLAH (PNIC):-Prisoner Kareem Younis, a 60-year-old citizen from Ara village in Haifa, has spent 36 years of steadfastness in detention, which makes him the longest-serving Palestinian captive in Israeli jails.

He was arrested on January 6, 1983 and sentenced to life imprisonment, which was later made 40 years. He was charged then with murdering an Israeli soldier.

He went on hunger strike several times and has been exposed to suppressive measures, violations and inter-prison transfers more than any other prisoner.

Israel excluded him from all prison swap deals that were brokered with the Palestinians and also from the initiatives that occurred as part of the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.

Detainee Younis managed to pursue his higher education and to supervise prisoners' studies inside jail. Moreover, he authored two books on politics and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

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