Days of Palestine – Ramallah – Years and months, the Palestinian ex-prisoner Muhammad Jaber Abdo, 40-year-old in the Israeli jails. He spent half his life moving between prisons, interrogation centers, and solitary confinement.
The prisoner Abdo from the village of Kafr Nima, west of Ramallah, spent 20 years in the Israeli occupation’s prisons on charges of belonging to the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, including six years in solitary confinement.
During his detention, the Israeli occupation prevented him from visiting his mother for eight years, and after that visit, his mother died in the vicinity of the prison.
Ex-Prisoner Abdo told the “Safa” agency: “My mother came to visit me after a long absence, and when I saw her I kissed her feet out of my longing to see her, and that day was one of the happiest days in prison despite the bitterness of separation.”
Abdo added, “Twenty minutes after my mother left prison, I received the news of her death, and it was the most difficult station in my entire life. I did not care about isolation, torture, or the length of the sentence as much as I heard this news.”
“Nothing in my life shocked me like the news of her death. The Israeli prisons deprived me of the most precious thing. My mother, who forgot everything after that, I felt in those moments that I lost everything, nothing reminds me of conquering prisons except her death,” he continued.
In his speech, Abdo talks about the difficult and harsh days he lived in solitary confinement, away from everything that is alive, saying, “Days, months and holidays passed without knowing any taste of them. During the years of isolation, I knew nothing but inspection, the sound of cuffs and the screams of the jailers, I lived in the world of the dead.”
Abdo recounted that the Israeli occupation measures against the Palestinian prisoners, describing them as difficult, cruel, and diseases that devour the prisoners’ bodies, which may cause the death of some of them due to deliberate medical negligence.
He affirms that the Palestinian prisoners suffer daily torments in all circumstances of their lives and that the occupation continues to carry out inspections and pursues a policy of instability for the prisoner, and punishes the prisoners with isolation, constant movement, medical neglect, and the prevention of visits.
Abdo comments on seeing his village after 20 years of captivity, saying, “My village has completely changed, and I don’t know where to sit now, but its people have not changed their authenticity.”
The village of Kafr Nima witnessed a massive public festival, and celebrations were attended by thousands of citizens from different governorates of the West Bank, rejoicing at his liberation from the prisons of the Israeli occupation.
(Source / 13.11.2021)