ISRAELI AUTHORITIES RELEASE 2 PRISONERS FROM JAIL

Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Photo: Ma’an News Agency

Hebron, 12 Rajab 1436/1 May 2015 (MINA) – Israeli authorities released two Islamic Jihad-affiliated prisoners from jail on Friday, a local group said.

The Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Prisoners and Martyrs saidWaad Arafat Mustafa al-Hidmi, 23, from Surif village near Hebron and Muhammad Hassan Issa Adi, 22, from the Beit Ummar were released from prison, Maan News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Al-Hidmi has spent four years in jail and was last detained in September 2014, when he was sentenced to administrative detention. Adi has spent two years in jail and was sentenced to administrative detention on June 5, 2013.

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Administrative detention refers to an Israeli policy of detaining Palestinians indefinitely without charge or trial. Palestinians are typically sentenced to periods of three months in administrative detention, which can be renewed multiple times. (T/P010/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)