Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gaza man lands in Khan Younis after being released from Egypt prison

[ 01/03/2011 - 07:31 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Nabil Mansur al-Bashiti, 38, landed in the Gaza Strip Monday evening after he was released from Egyptian detention.
After the turn of power in Egypt, another Palestinian had reportedly been freed, but more than 37 others are apparently becoming more and more desparate.
Bashiti was released from the notorious Aqrab prison after serving one year of a 15 year sentence, our correspondent says, adding that he has arrived at his Khan Younis home warmly welcomed by the public.
Meanwhile, disgruntled detainees not yet freed have threatened to set themselves ablaze and clash with the prison administration as prisons under the changed regime fail to implement court decisions ruling that they be released.
”Our children detained in Egyptian jails, particularly in the Al-Aqrab prison, have gotten rulings for their release, but none of them have been released,” said Emad al-Sayyid, the spokesman for the association of families of Palestinians detained in Egypt. ”They have gone on their twelfth straight day of hunger strike.”
”Our children had begun wrapping on doors and yelling intensely until security tried to raid ward 4,” Sayyid said. ”Our children then threatened to clash with security and burn themselves alive if their departments were raided.”