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Israel releases 2 Palestinian prisoners

Feb. 17, 2017 2:50 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 19, 2017 6:11 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Thursday released two Palestinian prisoners from the occupied West Bank to their families after serving time in Israeli prisons.

The Islamic Jihad movement in Bethlehem welcomed Muhammad Issa Khader Taqatqa, 38, who was released by the Israeli authorities late Thursday after spending 15 years in Israeli jails.

Taqatqa was detained in February 2002 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being an active member of the Islamic Jihad movement’s resistance, and “carrying out activities” against Israeli forces, sources told Ma’an.

Israeli forces also released Rami Jihad Odeh al-Khatib, 33, to his home in the al-Fawwar refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank's Hebron district, after spending 27 months in administrative detention -- the Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence.

The Muhjat al-Quds foundation said that Israeli forces had detained al-Khatib on Nov. 11, 2014 and transferred him to administrative detention.

Prior to his administrative detention order, al-Khatib, a husband and father of two, had previously been detained several times by Israeli forces for being a member of the Islamic Jihad movement.

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