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Sunday, March 26

On his release day after serving 17 years in prison, Israel extends detention of Gaza prisoner

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Days Of Palestine – Ramallah

The Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday extended the detention of Alaa Abu Jazar, whose 17-year-long sentence was supposed to end today, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

It said that the Israeli authorities informed the Abu Jazar family to remove the homecoming tent set up to celebrate his release because Alaa will not be freed today but that he will remain in detention for at least two more days to undergo interrogation.

The decision to extend the detention of Abu Jazar came after the Israeli Prison Services (IPS) raided Remon prison and relocated as a result some of the prisoners who are members of the organizing committee, said the PPS.

Abu Jazar, 43, is from the city of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip and has been in prison since 2003 for resisting the Israeli occupation.