Israel Releases Hassan Yousuf, Former Palestinian MP

Since last year Israel released a former Palestinian MP who has been in “administrative detention.” A Palestinian parliament member Hassan Yousuf, who has just been released from Israel’s Ofer Prison in Ramallah, was welcomed by family and friends. According to Yousuf said that Israeli police have kept him jailed without any charges.

Yousuf added “Palestinian prisoners are in harsh condition and stand alone against Israel.” The 63-year-old lawmaker, who was frequently taken by Israeli police, has been detained by Israel since Dec. 13, 2017. Under Israel’s longstanding policy of administrative detention, suspects can be held indefinitely without trial or charge.

According to Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians, including some 430 in administrative detention, continue to languish in Israeli detention facilities. This number also includes scores of women and hundreds of minors, the figures reveal.

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