Palestinian journalist, Mohammad Fayyad, was released on Thursday from an Israeli prison after three years without any charges of trial. Fayyad, 39, from the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin was under administrative detention.!– @page { size: 21.59cm 27.94cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –>Fayyad was warmly welcomed by his family and dozens of neighbors who came to well-wish him for his release.


The lawyer of Fayyad filed several appeals to the Israeli courts in an attempt to know why is his client being imprisoned but to no avail.

The Israeli Authorities used a “secret file” against Palestinian detainees who are imprisoned under administrative detention order which does not enable the victim or his lawyer to know the charges.

Israeli prison Authorities renewed the administrative detention orders against Fayyad six times in a row for six months each time.

Prior to his arrest, Fayyad was working as a correspondent for the Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper, and several online news agencies.

When he was arrested, he was also the director of the Jenin Foundation for Study and Research.

The reason Israel gave for his arrest was members in the Islamic Jihad, but no charges were filed against him.

At least 1200 Palestinians are currently imprisoned under administrative detention orders without charges or trial, at least 20 of them are under the age of 18, and a minimum of 8000 detainees are currently imprisoned by Israel.