Friday, March 11, 2011

Islamic Jihad leader released from prison

JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities released a leader of the Islamic Jihad movement in the West Bank, Bassam As-Sa’di, from Jenin refugee camp after being imprisoned for eight years in the Israeli jails.

Mahmoud As-Sa’di, one of the movement’s leaders in the West Bank, told Ma’an that “Bassam was released after receiving a decision from the administration of the Israeli prison of the Negev on Thursday."

He noted that Bassam was received of leaders and members of Islamic Jihad upon arriving to Hebron en route to his home in Jenin, where he will be received by parliament members and national and Islamic factions.