Mohammed al-Deirawi – Ramzy Baroud

Mohammed al-Deirawi is a former Palestinian prisoner in Israel. He was born in Gaza’s Nuseirat Refugee Camp. He was released in the 2011 prisoner exchange. Deirawi is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Contact him at: Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of five books. His latest is “These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons” (Clarity Press). Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) and also at the Afro-Middle East Center (AMEC). His website is

“They Tried to Freeze Me to Death:” Torture and Resistance in Israeli Prisons