Occupied Palestine, ALRAY - Veteran Palestinian detainee Maher Younis, a resident of the Ara town, is freed after serving a 40-year sentence in Israeli occupation prisons.
The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday evening transferred the detainee Younis from the Negev prison to Ohalay Kedar detention center in Bir al-Saba, in preparation to release him on Thursday.
In the same context, Israeli forces attacked the house of the detainee Younis before his release, and prevented any form of gatherings and celebrations upon his release.
Moreover, ‘Israel’s’ leading newspaper, Maariv, said that based on instructions from security minister Itamar Ben Gvir, police forces are preparing to thwart any attempt to organize celebrations upon the release of the Palestinian detainee Younis in Ara town.
The 65-year-old Palestinian Maher Younis was detained by Israeli occupation forces on January 18, 1983, two weeks after detention of his cousin Kareem.
He had been handed a prison sentence to 40 years on charges of being affiliated to Fatah movement and resisting the Israeli occupation.
According to Palestinian figures, about 4,500 Palestinians, including 32 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.