The Crisis of Freedom
The crisis of freedom is the term they coined to describe imprisonment. They actually saw it as harsher than imprisonment. They argued that imprisonment was the cruellest from of torture. To them, imprisonment meant 'living' for nothing but food and sleep and that this relegated them to a semi-life, almost animalistic.
The 'they' I am referring to are a few of the 700,000 prisoners have been kept in Israeli jails since 1967. Some have died in detention and some used their lives to pay for books, pens and paper.
They either broke the routine or the routine broke them. With life imprisonment, they stopped counting the days because they believed the world had forgotten them.
We cannot forget them. This Eid, remind them of humanity and let them know they are not forgotten. Send them a card or a letter - just send them something.
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