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After 18 years in Israel jail, Palestinian man gives wife present he bought her

After 18 years, Imad Al-Din Al-Saftawi has finally been able to give his wife a mobile phone, the present he bought for her before he was in prison
After 18 years, Imad Al-Din Al-Saftawi has finally been able to give his wife a mobile phone, the present he bought for her before he was in prison

Eighteen years after he was detained while on his way back to Gaza through the Rafah crossing, Imad Al-Din Al-Saftawi has finally given his wife a present he bought her from a trip to Dubai.

Imad was detained on his way home from the Emirates in 2000 when he was detained by Israeli occupation forces. He kept the gift he bought his wife, a state of the art Nokia mobile phone, with him throughout his time in jail in the hopes of giving it to her.

After his release on 12 December he was handed back his possessions, including the phone.

His teenage daughter tweeted about her father giving her mother the gift and the story has since gone viral on social media.

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