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Longest administrative detainee released by Israel

Nov. 11, 2012 7:55 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 14, 2012 1:42 P.M.)
TULKAREM (Ma'an) -- Raafat Nasif, the longest serving administrative detainee in Israeli jails, was released on Sunday, a statement from Hamas said.

Hamas leader Nasif, 45, had been held by Israel for 44 months without charge or trial since his arrest in March 2009.

Nasif had previously served 10 years in Israeli custody.

There are 4,596 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails as of October 2012, according to Addameer. This figure includes 184 administrative detainees held without charge, 189 children and nine women.

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