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GAZA,(PIC)-- The Prisoners' Centre for Studies reported that the detainee Rizq Ali Khedr Salah, 49, from the town of Al-Khedr on the outskirts of Bethlehem, has entered his 20th year in Israeli jails continuously.

The center's media director, Riad Ashkar, stated that the detainee is one of Captive movement's leaders. He was arrested in 1993 and sentenced to life after planting two improvised explosive devices near the Israeli military base near Bethlehem, killing one soldier and wounding two others. He is the father of two sons who has not seen their father for almost four years, his brothers are prevented from visiting him as well, and sometimes the prison administration prevents his wife from visiting him under the pretext of security measures.

Ashkar pointed out that the detainee Salah suffers several illnesses. He underwent three surgeries while in prison. He underwent his first gallbladder removal surgery in 2009 after suffering severe abdominal pain. In 1995 he underwent appendectomy only a few months after undergoing a surgery to remove accumulated fluid in his left knee.

Salah's mother died two years ago after visiting him while she was very ill. She suffered a lot from moving from prison to prison to see her son. She had suffered like all prisoners' families from occupation's practices on barriers and prison gates. The center stated that the detainee has sent a letter on the Palestinian Prisoner's Day in which he warned against the prison service's aggression campaign against the Captive movement, calling for a mass official and popular Palestinian support for the movement against all the occupation's oppressive practices such as strip searches, night raids of detainees' rooms, collective punishment, punitive isolation, and many other humiliating practices.

The center indicated that the occupation is still detaining 120 abducted detainees since before the Oslo accords, among them 20 detainees who have been held for 20 years and who are called deans of the Palestinian prisoners, in addition to the list of prisoners who spent more than a quarter of a century in the Israeli prison which increased to 23 prisoners.