Chief editor of the Falastin Newspaper Waleed Ali was released on Thursday evening from an Israeli jail, where he had spent a total of 22 years.
A PIC news correspondent said journalist Ali had spent 22 years in Israeli lock-ups in several earlier arrests and that he was first arrested on April 21, 1993.
In 1993 and 1995 he served two administrative prison-terms respectively for 15 and five months.
In 1995 he was sentenced to five years in jail. He was rearrested in 2001 for the fourth time and jailed administratively for five years.
A prolific writer, Ali produced several religious and literary pieces of writing in Israeli prisons.
(Source / 09.12.2016)