- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 00:15
On Tuesday, 5th June, Israeli authorities released the Palestinian prisoner Thaer Halahla, after two years of administrative detention.
Halahla was released from al-Ramlah prisons' hospital; as he was transferred by an Israeli ambulance to a close Palestinian point and was handed to a Palestinian ambulance that transferred him to his home in Kharas village in Hebron.
Minister of Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Issa Qaraqe, and hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the entrance of al-Aroub refugee camp to welcome the released prisoner.
Halahla launched a hunger strike lasted for 78 days protesting against the administrative detention policy, along with the prisoner Bilal Diab, as they were able to get promises from the Israeli prisons' administration to cancel their administrative detention if the they cease their hunger strike in return.
Qaraqe described the release of Halahla as "a victory, where the determination of the prisoner triumph the enemy."