Palestinian prisoner Hasan Salama has expressed his confidence in the ability of al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas to extract the freedom of all prisoners from Israeli jails. “Our brothers in al-Qassam Brigades, we highly trust in you and you are our hope of getting out of these prisons,” Salama said in a brief letter addressed to al-Qassam Brigades on the 20th anniversary of his arrest.
Prisoner Hasan Salama, from Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, has become one of the deans of prisoners today after he spent 20 years of his life prison terms. He was arrested on May 17, 1996 and received 48 life sentences on charges of carrying out attacks against Israelis. Salama is a prominent resistance figure and a leading member of al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas.