The lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners Club has convoyed a message from Nael Albarghouthi to his family that the he is slated “to be released from Israeli jail after serving his sentence.”
Albarghouthi spent a total of 36 years in Israeli jails. He was released in 2011 as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas, in which 1027 Palestinians let free, but many of them were re-arrested alter and jailed. Israel re-arrested Albrghouthi and decided to let him complete his sentence in jail.
— Palestine Info Center (@palinfoen) November 22, 2016
Albarghouthi was placed under solitary confinement two weeks ago after the Israeli Prison Service allegedly ‘found a needle’ in his belongings. Following a protest by Palestinian prisoners, he was released from solitary confinement but was forced to pay a fine.
Nael Barghouthi, known as the "Dean" of Palestinian prisoners for his over 36 years of imprisonment in Israeli… https://t.co/zpl9aDBWUU
— Rima Najjar (@rima123) November 9, 2016
He was previously taken to hospital for examination after he suffered pain in his chest.
Albarghouthi is a leading figure in the Palestinian prisoners movement in Israeli jails. He is from the West Bank’s village of Kuber near Ramallah.
(SAFA, PC, Social Media)