Gaza, Alray - Israeli Appellate Court in Negev Prison decided not to extend administrative detention (AD) for the journalist Amer Abu Arafa(29) and to release him before he serves his sentence in 5thAugust, 2013.
The Court accepted the offer introduced by the prosecution asking to think about the possibility to reduce the detention of the Shehab Agency correspondent to six months and releasing him before the due time, according to the lawyer Mahmoud Jabarin.
Jabarin pointed out that Abu Arafa was arrested in 21stAugust,2011. Since then, Israeli courts renewed his AD four times, the last one was in 24th March.
Palestinian journalists are exposed several times to repeated detentions by (IOF) aiming to hide its crimes.