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Israel releases 96 Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem

Aug. 15, 2014 9:31 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 15, 2014 9:32 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Police released 96 Palestinians and extended the detention of two others from Jerusalem who were arrested in the last few months.

They were released from Ofek and Ashkelon prisons as well as al-Maskobiyeh detention center on 5,000-shekel bail, and on house arrest, a Palestinian prisoners’ society lawyer said.

Mufeed al-Hajj said 17 were released from Ashkelon, four minors from Ofek, and the rest from al-Maskobiyeh in Jerusalem after they were bailed out.

The detention of Yahiya Abu Khdeir and Moussa Abu Khderi who are at Hadarim and Nitsan prisons was extended until Sunday Aug. 15.

Among the released were: Ahmad Abu Khdeir, Abd al-Rahman Abu Khdeir, Rami Abu Khdeir, Amer Zidani, Mohammad Sarhan, Amro Abu Khdeir, Mohammad Abbasi, Ahed Abbasi Ziyad al-Qaq, Ali Abu Diab, Naim Hadiyeh, Mohammad Odeh, Luai Rajabi, Tariq Sarhan, Ahmad Awwad, Ali Hamdan, Hazim Castro, Ahmad Abu al-Hawa, Daoud Abbasi, Ihab Hamdan, Issam Najib, Fira Miraji, Mohammad Miraji, Nidal Froukh, Ali Sayyad, Hisham Qawasmeh, Awad Sabbagh, Ismail Ghteit, Awdi Odeh, Ammar Zaytoun, Thaer Abu Lafi, Jihad Mirii, Wisam Abu al-Hawa, Shihab Shweiki, Munir Abbasi, Fadi Arafeh, Anwar Arafeh, Adnan Shahwan, Mohammad Siyouri, Aed Abbasi, Radhi Abu Khdeir, Akram Fakhouri, Ghalib Abu Sneineh. Mahmoud Arnaout, Hassan Asim, Khalid Tawwash Nimr Basti, Rajab Abu Sneineh, Basim Basti, Mohammad Jabir, Wisam Nofel, Anas Afghani, Ramzi al-Rashq, Hamza Afghani, Abdullah Abu Diab, Amir Rajab, Samir Rajab, Khaldoun Ashmar, Mohammad Samman, Mohammad Ibrahim, Khadir Baaraani, Mahmoud Dweik, Mahmoud Shawish, Mustafa Natsheh, Mahmoud Natsheh, Mutaz Jabir, Mamdouh Halawani, Omar Ibrahim, Ayman Basti, Salih Tawwash, Ammar Husari, Munir Basti, Mohammad Obeid, Mustafa Ghanim, Taha Obeid, Salama Obeid, Dauod Mohammad, Yazan Obeid Moussa Hamdan, Mahmoud Hamdan and Nizar Hamdan.

The detainees form part of nearly 600 Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem since the murder of teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

Most of those detained were arrested for taking part in demonstrations protesting his death, with the arrest campaign lasting for at least four weeks.

This week, over 100 Palestinians were detained in East Jerusalem.
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