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Calls for Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian prisoners

Hamas celebrate their 31st anniversary on 17 December 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Supporters of Hamas come together to celebrate their anniversary in Gaza on 17 December 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

A group of activists have launched a social media campaign calling for Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian prisoners, including Hamas representative Mohammed Al-Khodari.

Using a Facebook page called “Freedom for Al-Khodari and Palestinian prisoners in Saudi”, the activists shared hashtags, slogans, posters and pictures to express their demands.

Yesterday, Hamas official Mohammed Nazzal revealed that 81-year-old Al-Khodari was moved from Dahban Prison in Jeddah to a government-run hospital in Mecca for cancer treatment.

Family sources said that the Saudi authorities continue preventing visits and contacts with Al-Khodari. “We have known nothing about him until now,” the family sources said. “We are awaiting his release.”

Hamas recently revealed that Al-Khodari was sent to prison in April this year and condemned his continuous detention without reasons along with over 60 others.

READ: Hamas hostages in Saudi prisons 

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