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The cultural experience of prisoners within Israeli prisons is profound, shaping their identity, awareness and intellect. This experience significantly enriches the cultural awareness of detainees, including members, cadres and leaders.

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultation’s latest Arabic book, “The Cultural Experience of Hamas Movement in the Israeli Prisons,” by Mohammad Naji Sabha, offers insights into this journey, and its first chapter is available for free download.

The 173-page book comprises four chapters delving into the cultural experiences of Hamas prisoners. It explores the cultural and educational curriculum for prisoners, alongside the endeavors of cultural work committees aimed at achieving cultural, educational, and mobilization goals.

>> Click here to download: Chapter 1 (51 pages, 1.2 MB) (Arabic)

Publication Information

– Title: Al-Tajrubah al-Thaqafiyyah li Harakat Hamas fi al-Sujun al-Isra’iliyyah (The Cultural Experience of Hamas in the Israeli Prisons).
– Prepared and edited by: Mohammad Naji Sabha
– Published in: 2024
– Pages: 173.
– Paperback Copy Price: $7
– Soft Copy Price: $3.49
– ISBN: 978-614-494-046-4

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Furthermore, it illuminates the significance of university studies within occupation prisons, serving as a form of cultural resistance for both national and personal purposes. It includes valuable appendices featuring course names, lectures, books, as well as publications and academic studies authored by the prisoners. The book outlines the origins of cultural activity in Israeli prisons, tracing back to the early 1970s. It highlights Hamas’ continuous cultural initiatives within the prisons since that time, which have consistently attracted substantial attention and support from the organization.

Sabha asserts that the cultural activities within Palestinian national movement in the occupied prisons are very important, they serve as a gauge for the movement’s growth or decline.

This book is part of a series by al-Zaytouna Centre, focusing on the experiences of prisoners in Israeli prisons. It aims to enrich the Palestinian and Arab literature.

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 20/5/2024