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Israeli occupation re-arrests Palestinian prisoner upon his release

Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation authorities have transferred Palestinian prisoner Majd Barbar to the Russian Compound detention center in West Jerusalem for interrogation, few days before his release from Israeli jails.

While the Palestinian Barbar family from occupied Jerusalem has waited to see its son, Majd, come home after completing his 20-year- prison term in Israeli jails, it was informed that Majd has been transferred to the Russian Compound detention center in West Jerusalem for interrogation and therefore has to wait few more days to celebrate his release, according to Majd’s wife, Fatima Barbar.

Fatima told WAFA that the Israeli occupation authorities re-arrested her husband, Majd, upon his release from Israel’s Negev prison, and took him to the Russian Compound prison.

Fatima also said that the occupation authorities summoned Majd’s brother, Izzeddin, for interrogation.

The Israeli authorities often re-arrest freed Palestinian prisoners from East Jerusalem and hold them for few days to prevent their families, friends and neighbors from celebrating their release and in a way to disrupt his homecoming.

The police also ban families from holding any celebrations.

Majd Barbar, from Ras al-Amoud neighborhood of East Jerusalem, was arrested on March 30, 2001, for his role in the resistance against the Israeli occupation and sentenced to 20 years.

He is married and had two children when he was arrested, one of them, a daughter named Zeina, was only 15 days old at the time.

Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy groups said there are 26 Palestinian prisoners before Oslo.

The number of Palestinian prisoners serving a sentence above 20 years is 497, while the number of prisoners serving life a sentence is 543.

There are 33 Palestinian prisoners serving more than 25 years of sentence, and 57 serving more than 20 years of sentence.

4500 Palestinians have been imprisoned in Israeli jails, among them 40 women, 170 children and 45 held in administrative detention.

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