Instead of releasing Palestinian prisoner Majd Barber after spending 20 years in Israeli jails, Israel turned him on Sunday to investigation centre for more interrogations, family sources said on Monday.
While his family from occupied Jerusalem has waited to see him coming home after spending 20-year prison term in Israeli jails, Israeli occupation authorities decided to turn him to prison again.
The family said that it was informed that Majd has been transferred to the Russian Compound detention centre in West Jerusalem for more interrogations and therefore his family, including wife and children have to wait for more days likely before reunion, Majd’s wife, Fatima, said.
“Israeli occupation authorities Majd upon his release from al Naqab prison in the south of Israel, and took him to the Russian Compound prison and summoned his brother, Izzeddin, also for interrogation,” his wife said.
Israeli authorities often re-arrest freed Palestinian prisoners from East Jerusalem and hold them for few days to prevent their families, friends and neighbours from celebrating their release and in a way to disrupt his homecoming. The police also ban families from holding any celebrations.
Majd Barbar, from Ras al-Amoud neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, was arrested on 30 March 2001, for his role in the resistance against the Israeli occupation and sentenced to 20 years.
He was married and had two children when he was arrested, one of them, a daughter named Zeina, was only 15 days old at the time.
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