Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Qalqiliya man released after 7-year detention

QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israel on Monday released Shadi Abu Shareb after detaining him for seven years.

Abu Shareb, from Qaliqilya, was held at the Negev desert prison in southern Israel. He was accused of affiliation to Fatah's armed wing, the Al-Aqsa Brigades.

Crowds of Palestinians and Fatah representatives waited at the entrance to Qalqiya to congratulate Abu Shareb on his release.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Abdullah Ameer was released from Israel's Ramon prison.

Ameer, from from Bal'a village in Tulkarem, completed a five-year sentence two weeks ago, but Israel's prison administration kept postponing his release.