Israel has released Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, known for his long hunger strike in protest of his incarceration, local media reported.
Issawi was released Monday from Shatta prison in northern Israel and arrived late in the evening in his home village of Issawiya in East Jerusalem, where hundreds of supporters were waiting to welcome him.
In his first televised interview after being freed, Issawi said, “It is our obligation as freedom fighters to free all the Palestinian political prisoners!”
Israeli forces raided his family’s home twice just before his release, according to the…
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