al-Maket, longest Syrian POW freed from behind Israeli bars.

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The longest serving Syrian Arab prisoner of war in ‘Israel,’ has been freed after 27 years behind ‘Israeli’s’ bars.

Sedki al-Maket, who was arrested in August 1985 for resisting the ‘Israeli,  occupation of the Golan Heights, was released and returned to his hometown of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. He received a hero’s welcome by his town.

He was sentanced by  an ‘Israeli’ military  court for 27 years and served his sentence in full.

Maket, 45, comes from Majdal Shams, the largest town on the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and unilaterally annexed in 1981.

Maket upon his release showed his support to the Arab Syrian army war on terror,Maket was brought up within a family known for its pan Arabism and its struggle against the occupation in the Golan.

Damascus demands a total ‘Israeli’ withdrawal from the Golan in return for any peace settlemen

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SANA contributed to this report