This is Israel: Paralyzed detainee 22 years in prison

March 29, 2011

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian detainee who has been paralyzed for three years entered his 22nd year in Israeli detention on Tuesday, Gaza’s Detainees’ Ministry said.

Israeli forces detained Ibrahim Mash’al, 47, in 1990. He was accused of possessing arms and developing weapons for Palestinian resistance fighters.

Masha’al is from Jerusalem and was 25 years old when he was imprisoned.

He suffers from heart disease and has been paralyzed since 2008. Israeli prison authorities allowed him to see a doctor, but he was not told what is condition was, the ministry said in a statement.

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