The Israeli authorities released, Thursday, detainee Woroud Qasem, from At-Teera, in the Southern Triangle Area in the 1948 territories, after imprisoning her for nearly six years on unfounded charges, including the claim that she planned a bombing in Raâ€™nana.Some of the charges that were presented against her also include â€śattempting to harm the security of the stateâ€ť.
Hundreds of residents gathered at the entrance of At-Teera to welcome the released detainee who told them that â€śher happiness for being free cannot be fully realized before the release of all Arab and Palestinian political prisonersâ€ť.
Qasem voiced an appeal to all political, social, legal and humanitarian institutions to highlight the suffering of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and facing constant harassment, abuse and illegal measures.
She added that female detainees managed through constant struggle to oblige the
prison administration to block several surveillance cameras that violated their privacy.
Qasem was kidnapped by Israel in November of 2006 and served a sixâ€“year term; the charges filed against her included â€ścarrying a 7 kilogram explosive belt operated by a cell phone, collaborating with the enemy, and being a member of a hostile groupâ€ť.
Also on Thursday, Israel release detainee Nabil Hirzallah from Eiloot village, near Nazareth, after imprisoning him for 12 years.
Hirzallah was taken prisoner in 2001 and Israel claimed that he â€śtransported a person who attempted to carry out a suicide bombing in Haifaâ€ť, in addition to claiming that â€śhe obtained an unlicensed weaponâ€ť.
In related news, Israel released on Thursday detainee Bilal Thiab who carried out hunger-strike for 78 days demanding his release from Israeli prisons as he was held under illegal Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial.
Thiab was welcomed by hundreds of residents in his village, Kufr Raâ€™ey, south of the northern Bank city of Jenin. Former Detainee Bilal Halahla, who was released earlier last June following an extended hunger strike, was amongst the first to welcome Thiab.