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'Don't tell my mother that I am blind': Muhammad Brash grasps for light in the darkness of Israeli jail

'Don't tell my mother that I am blind': Muhammad Brash grasps for light in the darkness of Israeli jail

Muhammad Brash (right), and his brother Ramzy are both imprisoned by Israel (Facebook)
Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by the Palestinian resistance from his tank and held for five years, is known worldwide as a “victim” of the “terrorist” Palestinians.

But seeing how little the world knows of our Palestinian political prisoners infuriates me. There is not only one. Nearly five thousand Palestinians are behind Israeli bars, which are more like “a grave for the living.” as my dad ad, who spent 15 years in Israel’s prisons, frequently describes his detention.

Last night, while following the latest news on political prisoners, I saw a headline reading, “The medical situation of the detainee Muhammad Brash is deteriorating.” I’m certain few have read that name before.

Muhammad Brash, like every Palestinian hero locked up in Israel’s jails, has his own story, a hum…