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Israel releases MP, ex-minister from administrative detention

Sept. 2, 2014 4:10 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 6, 2014 11:58 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities released a member of the Palestinian parliament and a former minister on Tuesday after holding them in administrative detention for three months, a Ma'an reporter said.

Khalid Abu Arafa, the former Palestinian Authority Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, was freed from Ofer prison while Hamas MP Muhammad Tutah was released from Ktziot prison in the Negev desert.

Some 35 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council are currently being held in Israeli prisons, according to the prisoner rights group Addameer.

Many of them were arrested in the past month, an Addameer employee told Ma'an.

Administrative detention refers to an Israeli policy of detaining Palestinians indefinitely without charge or trial. Palestinians are typically sentenced to periods of three months in administrative detention, which can be renewed multiple times.
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