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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations in Beirut has published a new Arabic book entitled “The Organizational Structure of the Palestinian Prisoners in the Naqab (Negev) Prison,” written by Maher Ribhi Nimr ‘Ubeid. This 222-page book is his thesis for Master’s degree in institution building and human development from the Higher Institute for Sustainable Development in Al-Quds University- Jerusalem, in 2009.

Publication Information:Arabic

Title: Al-Bina’ al-Tanzimi wa al-Fasa’ili li al-Asra al-Filastiniyyin fi Sijn al-Naqab (The Organizational Structure of the Palestinian Prisoners in the Naqab (Negev) Prison)

Author: Maher Ribhi Nimr ‘Ubeid
Paperback: 222 pages
Edition: 2014 (First edition)
Price: $7


The book describes the Negev prison, its various divisions and facilities, and the incarceration and factional life inside it, pointing out the existence of an organizational referential entity that has a well defined and precise structure, at the level of each faction as well as at the level of all detainees. The factions’ authorities determine the nature of the relationship between each faction and the other factions represented inside the prison. While the prison’s organizational entity determines the duties of each prisoner and explains to him his rights; and determines the relationship between the detainees and factions together and the prison’s administration.

The importance of this book lies in the fact that it presents the fruit of the prolonged efforts and administrative experiences of the shared struggle of thousands of leaders, activists and detainees inside Israeli prisons; noting the scarcity of references and studies that tackle the subject of Palestinian prisoners and their lives inside the prisons. This adds to the value and importance of the book as a reference for researchers and those interested in the detainees’ issue.

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 1/11/2014