Senior Palestinian sources reported, Tuesday, that the Israeli government retracted its full pardon previously issued to a Palestinian fighter from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and decided downgrade it into a partial pardon. The fighter, Mahdi Maraqa, 33, of the al-Aqsa Brigades of Fatah movement, is an officer working with the Palestinian Security forces in Nablus.

He received an official notice from Israel informing him of the demotion of, his previously issued, full pardon.

The full pardon was granted in late 2009, whilst was still detained by the Palestinian security forces at the Jneid prison.

According to the new Israeli security order, the Palestinian security forces under president Mahmoud Abbas must ensure that Maraqa remains at all times in Nablus city, and that he should be inside the prison compound every night starting from 8 p.m.