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The Path of the Truthful.. Interesting and Touching Stories by "Patience generals" in occupation prisons

Gaza – He was born in Kuwait, lived and grew up in Jordan, and studied engineering in South Korea, before deciding to return to Palestine, the land of his fathers and grandfathers, to start a new phase of his life, which led him to the Israeli occupation prisons, where he is serving the longest sentence in the history of the captive national movement. , and globally.

He is the “Prince of Shadow”, the captive Abdullah Al-Barghouti, born in Kuwait in 1972, married and has 3 children. The Israeli occupation forces arrested him on March 5, 2003, and sentenced him to 67 life imprisonment and 5,200 years, after he was accused of being responsible for operations against the Israelis. Contributing to the re-establishment of the Martyr Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the West Bank, following the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000.

The story of Al-Barghouti, nicknamed “Abu Osama”, is one of the stories of 42 Palestinian prisoners serving life sentences, once or several times in the occupation prisons. Mohjat Al-Quds Foundation in Gaza.

The Path of the Truthful tells stories mixed with pain and suspense for prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment in the occupation prisons (Al-Jazeera)

Biographies of heroes from Palestine

The stories of Palestinian prisoners are similar in many stations, and they are linked by a broad title, which is resistance to the occupation in search of freedom, and for this the prisoner loses his personal freedom itself, when the occupation authorities put him in prison, so that the Palestinians began to call the likes of Barghouti “martyrs suspended,” as There is no hope for them to regain their freedom except for prisoner exchange deals.

Al-Barghouti describes his experience of interrogation and torture for a period of 6 continuous months. The one where the dead bodies are placed.

For these prisoners, Abu Tabikh and Alyan devoted many hours to listening to their testimonies, writing them down and documenting them in the book “The Path of the Truthful”, consisting of 700 pages in two parts, described by the “Mahjaht al-Quds” institution as it appears on its cover as “jihadi stories from the heroics of the Palestinian resistance.”

“The Path of the Truthful contains stories of prisoners that are suitable to be turned into cinematic works, because of the suspense and excitement they contain, and many meanings of heroism, patience and redemption,” said the institution’s spokesman, Muhammad al-Shaqaqi – to Al-Jazeera Net.

Muhammad al-Shaqaqi, the prisoners subdued the jailer and continued their creativity inside the prisons - Raed Musa - Al Jazeera Net
Muhammad Al-Shaqaqi: The prisoners subdued the jailer and continued their creativity inside the prisons (Al-Jazeera)

complex task

The task of the two prisoners, Abu Tabikh and Alyan, was not easy to collect documented material about life prisoners in the occupation prisons, write it down and document it, and find the appropriate means to smuggle it out of prison, leading to printing it in a book that the Jerusalem Mahajah was keen on its quality and enriching it with many supporting and explanatory pictures, according to Shikaqi.

The prisoner Alian hails from the city of Tulkarm in the West Bank, and he has been detained since 2003 and is serving a 23-year prison sentence, while the prisoner Abu Tabikh has been detained since 2002 and is serving a life sentence of two times and 15 years.

Al-Shikaqi said that the two captives, Alyan and Abu Tabikh, made strenuous efforts and long hours of listening to the testimonies and stories of the prisoners inside the prisons, to document their lives in a scientific and systematic manner, which helped the book come out with rich content, and reflects a unique and wonderful case of the unity of the captive national movement, in which the colors of the factions coincide. Resistance.

The Director General of Studies and Documentation in the “Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs Authority” affiliated to the PLO, Abdel Nasser Farwana, agrees with Shiqaqi that the “Truthful Path” adopted a careful approach in documentation, and credits the two prisoners, Alyan and Abu Tabikh, for their keenness to tell the stories of prisoners from different organizations and forces, distributed in different regions. Several geography, so that the book draws “the historical map of Palestine as it was imprinted in the hearts and minds of these prisoners.”

Farwana told Al-Jazeera Net that “The Path of the Truthful” represents a qualitative addition to the library of the Palestinian national movement, especially the captive movement. It is one of the creations of families and is called “prison literature”, which reflects the determination and will of the prisoners despite all the suffering they are subjected to inside the occupation prisons.

Abdel Nasser Farwana, The Path of the Truthful, a qualitative addition to the Palestinian National Library - Raed Musa - Al Jazeera Net
Abdel Nasser Farwana: The Path of the Truthful is a qualitative addition to the Palestinian National Library (Al-Jazeera)

According to Al-Shikaqi, the book went through many difficult and complex stages, starting from writing down the testimonies of prisoners inside prisons, passing through its formulation, and even concealing it by the appropriate means of smuggling, all the way to the hands of specialists who worked on reviewing and scrutinizing it, so that it had passed the highest levels of history codification.

Mohjat al-Quds is currently planning to translate “The Path of the Truthful” into several languages, and distribute it around the world, to introduce the issue of prisoners in the occupation prisons, and to refute the false Israeli narrative that labels prisoners as terrorists and denies them being described as “freedom fighters.”

Patience generals

The importance of the “Truthful Path” increased by focusing on what the Palestinians describe as “generals of patience”, and they are the prisoners who have been continuously detained in the occupation prisons for more than a quarter of a century.

Farwana said that such prisoners need large areas of attention at all levels, so that their prisons and cells do not turn into permanent graves, and their cause must remain alive, so that freedom can be written for them, which they have no hope for except within the framework of an exchange deal in which resistance is imposed. Palestinian terms.

There are 551 prisoners in the occupation prisons who are serving life sentences, for one or several times, which are open sentences and not time-limited for Palestinian prisoners, but rather life sentences, and among these are 19 prisoners who were arrested 30 years ago and more, most notably the prisoner Karim Yunis, who has been detained for 40 years. years.

Source: Aljazeera

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