Israeli military court at Ofer, near Bitunia, released eight political prisoners, all young men from Nabi Saleh. The prisoners, arrested over the past several months during night raids, were accused of stone throwing and other offences, and the prosecution initially requested significant jail sentences of several years. However, failing to provide significant evidence, the prosecutors reached a plea bargain with all eight, with time served. The prisoners were released late in the evening as a large crowd of their kin were waiting for them outside the fences of Ofer military camp. Two more young men from Nabi Saleh, 'Ez al-Din and Maher, remain in prison.

The release of Nabi Saleh’s political prisoners 13/04/2016

Israeli military court at Ofer, near Bitunia, released eight political prisoners, all young men from Nabi Saleh. The prisoners, arrested over the past several months during night raids, were accused of stone throwing and other offences, and the prosecution initially requested significant jail sentences of several years. However, failing to provide significant evidence, the prosecutors…

Commemorating Palestinian prisoner's day, protesters gathered in the outskirts of Bitunia, adjacent to the Ofer military compound and prison, where hundreds of Palestinian detainees are currently jailed. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, Bitunia

Commemorating Palestinian prisoner’s day, protesters gathered in the outskirts of Bitunia, adjacent to the Ofer military compound and prison, where hundreds of Palestinian detainees are currently jailed. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported. As of February 2015, there were 5609 Palestinians in Israeli jails,…

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Jaffa-based activists welcome Samer al-‘Issawi, the former political prisoner and hunger striker, recently released from Israeli prison. ‘Issawi was received at the city’s historic clock tower square, where activists staged daily vigils calling for his release over an extended period of time. Update: during the summertime Israeli assault on Gaza, Samer Issawi was rearrested and…