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Minister Congratulates Prisoners’ Children, Exam Success

Minister congratulates prisoners’ children, calls for all to celebrate their exam success

July 19, 20120 comments

Press Release
Ministry of Detainee Affairs
19/07/2012

Minister of Detainees’ Affairs Dr Atallah AbuSebah congratulated the children of prisoners who excelled in this years’ school exams despite the difficult conditions experienced by prisoners and their families during the long hunger strike.

AbuSebah said in a press statement today, 19 July, that the suffering that the children of prisoners are subjected to through the absence of their parents behind the bars of Israeli occupation jails did not prevent them from studying, but strengthened their resolve to achieve at the highest levels of science, and they worked hard and got great results.

He said, “What has been achieved by the children of prisoners is what we celebrate today. Our people have struggled over the years with a pen, with science, with arms and with their calling, and here are the children of prisoners setting us an excellent example by waging jihad with their perseverance in science and learning, at the same time as they are struggling with their parents’ absence in Israeli prisons.”

The Minister called on Palestinians from all factions to visit the homes of political prisoners to share their joy and raise their morale, and to emphasize to them that the issue of prisoners is one of the top priorities of our people, and that we owe it to the children of prisoners to ensure their parents are freed from the occupation prisons.

Translation by Julie Webb-Pullman

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