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Israel fines, releases French-Palestinian

October 1, 2018 at 10:59 am

French-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri [‏/Twitter]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday released and then rearrested French-Palestinian Salah Hamouri and ordered him to pay a fine worth 3,000 shekels ($800) and sign a statement agreeing never to take part in popular Palestinian activities, Quds Press reported.

Hamouri was immediately rearrested by the Israeli police after he was released from Al-Naqab Prison and taken to a detention centre in Jerusalem.

Head of Prisoners’ Families in Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab said that the Israeli intelligence services forced Hamouri to sign a statement agreeing not to take part in popular Palestinian activities for one month and to pay a fine.

Hamouri was also forced to agree to a fine of 10,000 shekels ($2,750) if he violated the conditions of his release.

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Al-Hammouri spent 13 months under administrative detention, detention without charge or trial. He has spent the total of six years inside Israeli prisons. He is accused of being a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and planning to liquidate the late extremist Jewish rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Israel deported Hamouri’s wife and banned him from travelling or entering the occupied West Bank.