More info about the Egyptian and Saudi POWs in Israel : Eyad Abu El-Hassan

I found more information about the Egyptian POW whom Samir Kuntar mentioned on TV from two weeks ago as a forgotten Egyptian POW.

In statement for Islamonline Samir Kuntar said that there were two Arab POWs in the Israeli Jails , one is from Saudi Arabia and the other is from Egypt.

The name of the Egyptian POW is Eyad Abu El-Hassan.He was captured in 1989 in Gaza after crossing the

Samir Al Kuntar
Samir Al Kuntar

borders and trying to join the resistance there. He is currently in the Hadarim Prison , the same prison where Al-Kuntar was held.

Wow since 1989 , that means he has been there for the last 19 years.Strangely he was arrested according to Al-Kuntar with another Egyptian Young man then who was released from many years ago leaving Eyad alone !!

It is sad thing but there is not official confirmation yet from the government despite I believe that the MB members in the people’s assembly in Cairo will raise the issue in the next Parliament session.

The Media strangely in Egypt did not speak about him yet or investigate information about him. Already I feel from the name “Eyad” that he is from the locals of Sinai , still why no one has reported about him. The tribes of Sinai are very careful on their members and their safety.


Kuntar spoke also about the Saudi POW, he did not meet him but he knew and heard about him from the Palestinian POWs. He is called Abd El-Rahman Al-Ataway ,he was arrested on the borders with Egypt on the 13/5/ 2005.I found more information about him in the Marwan Al Barghouti Public Campagin website.Already Prince Soud El-Faisal Spoke about him in a Press conference on the 4/4/2006. I do not know his age but in the Website they are saying that he was 36 years old , so now I think he is 38 year old. He is from the north of the Kingdom , from Tabuk ,He is divorced and got one daughter who lives with her mother. He did not complete his education.

He was arrested and til now he is in jail in Israel with no trial or what so ever , I do not know why Saudi Arabia does not use mediators to get him back like Hezbollah if it does not want any direct relations with Israel seriously. It could use Egypt.

Al-Ataway had been on hunger strike several times and he was transferred to different hospitals where he met with the Palestinian POWs and shared his doomed story with him. They told Kuntar who is considered the leader of the Arab POWs in the Israeli Prison.

Eyad and Al-Ataway should return home immediately.