The Israeli authorities decided to release Palestinian prisoner Najeh Tarayra, on Tuesday, after he finished his 17-year-sentence in Israeli prisons. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society...

The Israeli authorities decided to release Palestinian prisoner Najeh Tarayra, on Tuesday, after he finished his 17-year-sentence in Israeli prisons.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said that Tarayra, from the Bani Naim town in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, was previously detained in 1990 and had spent six years in Israeli prisons before his last detention in 2002.

Tarayara would be released from the Negev jail.

According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are 5,450 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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