Israel to exile hunger striking prisoner to Gaza

Shin Bet to let Palestinian prisoner relocate to Gaza; will be allowed to return to W. Bank after 10 years if abstains from terror.

By
March 17, 2013 22:03
1 minute read.
Palestinians in Ramallah hold prisoners' pictures

Palestinians in Ramallah hold pictures of prisoners 370 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A Palestinian security prisoner on hunger strike will soon be deported to the Gaza Strip, the Shin Bet General Security Services reported on Sunday.

In a press release, the Shin Bet said that Iman Sharawna, a Hamas member, submitted a request recently to leave prison and relocate to the Gaza Strip, instead of serving the rest of his sentence in an Israeli prison.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The Shin Bet said that in keeping with a decision they agreed to with the IDF and the state prosecutors office, his request was approved. Under the agreement, he will be allowed to return to the West Bank after ten years if he has abstained from terror activities, the Shin Bet stated.

They added that as a condition of the release, they expect him to finish his hunger strike and to leave prison for Gaza in the coming days.

Sharawna was arrested in 2002 for his part in the laying of an explosive device in Beersheba, which injured 18 civilians, as well as the attempted kidnapping of a soldier and a shooting attack on soldiers. Sharawna was sentenced to 38 years in prison but was released as part of the Shalit deal on October 18th, 2011.

The Shin Bet said that immediately after he was let out, he violated the terms of his release, and again began to take part in Hamas security activities, for which he was arrested on January 30th, 2012.

Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD