Palestinian political prisoner Omar Barghouthi, and his son Assef, were detained by Israeli forces, on December 12, 2018, after Omar’s other son, Saleh Omar Barghouthi, 29, was gunned down by undercover Israeli soldiers, outside Ramallah, in central West Bank.
On Thursday, both Omar and his son were ordered by Israeli military court, to remain in custody an additional 5 days, in what is known as al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, in West Jerusalem, known for its harsh conditions.
Omar Barghouthi, 66, having recently suffered a heart attack, has undergone many surgical procedures, suffers from diabetes and dependent on a dozen medications everyday, is forced to sleep in a small , cold cell, on the ground.
Israel authorities accuse Saleh Omar Barghouthi of being involved in the targeting of illegal colonialist settlers, Dec. 9, 2018, injuring seven Israelis, near the illegal colony of Ofra, built on Palestinian land, near Ramallah.
The PPS added that Omar Barghouthi, from the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah, spent 26 years of his life in Israeli prisons, including many years under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.
Omar’s brother, Na’el Barghouthi, 61, is the longest serving Palestinian prisoner, having served a total of 39 years in Israeli prisons, still remains imprisoned today.