Totah and Abu Arafeh welcome the well-wishers after being released
January 19, 2014

The administration of “Jalbou’” prison released on Thursday night the Jerusalemite MP Mohammad Totah and former Jerusalem prisoner Khaled Abu Arafeh after they had spent 24 months in the Israeli prisons on charges of illegally entering the city of Jerusalem after the Israeli authorities have abandoned their Jerusalemite ID and right to reside in the city as well as charging them of being members in Hamas Movement.  Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Israeli authorities released Totah and Abu Arafeh at “Al-Jalameh” military camp in Jenin and were transported to the Red Crescent headquarters in Al-Bireh where they welcomed the well-wishers for two days. The Supreme Court approved o release them and that the 24 months they stayed in prison were enough and then a week later the public prosecution approved the Supreme court’s decision and the releasing decision was issued last Wednesday on condition of isolating them from the city of Jerusalem. Abu Asab explained that Totah and the former prisoner were kidnapped by the Special Forces on 23/01/2012 from inside the Red Cross headquarters in Jerusalem after they protested in mid-2010 against the Israeli decision to isolate them from the city and deprive them from their residency under the pretext of “lack of loyalty to the occupation’s authority.” A Special Israeli Force raided the tent three months before kidnapping them and arrested Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Aton and isolated him to the city of Ramallah which came a short while after the arrest of MP Mohammad Abu Ter and isolating him as well.  


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