Detainees Jamal Hweil and Yasser Abu Baker detained in Gilboa Israeli detention intend to run for the Legislative Elections June 7, 2005.

The two detainees will be enlisted under Fatah candidate lists.

Hweil will be in the Jenin Fatah list, while Abu Baker will be part of the Nablus Fatah list. 

Hweil and Abu Baker are considered prominent leaders of the Fatah students’ bloc in the West Bank, and were both arrested in 2002 during the wide scaled military invasions carried out by the Israeli army in the West Bank.

Hweil was sentenced to seven consecutive years, and Baker Baker received three life terms and forty years.

Both detainees are currently in Gilboa detention and enjoy wide support among the detainees from different factions.