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Israel releases Palestinian prisoner Nisreen Abu Kamil

A police officer keeps watch from an observation tower at the Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on September 6, 2021 [JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images]
A police officer keeps watch from an observation tower at the Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on September 6, 2021 [JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli authorities yesterday released a Palestinian prisoner, Nisreen Abu Kamil, after six years in prison.

Sources told local media that the authorities had refused to repatriate Abu Kamil to her family in the occupied Gaza Strip, under the pretext of "holding an Israeli identity card."

The 46-year-old Abu Kamil was prevented from returning to Gaza through the Beit Hanoun checkpoint.

During her detention, Abu Kamil was prevented from seeing her children. The year she was arrested, her youngest child was eight-months-old, and the eldest, Amira, was 11 years old.

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