The Israeli Authorities released legislator Mohammad Jamal Al Natsha, 52, of the Change and Reform Block of the Hamas movement, after imprisoning him for eight years.Al Natsha was welcomed home by his family, hundreds of residents in addition to members of Change and Reform Block.

Al Natsha was kidnapped by the army on July 17 2002 as Israel kidnapped dozens of elected officials and legislators of the Hamas movement.

He was sentenced to 8.5 years and spent more than 4.5 years in solitary confinement as Israel claimed that he incited the detainees against the prison administration.