Israel re-arrests Palestinian man one day after release from 20-year imprisonment

Israeli forces on Tuesday evening re-arrested a freed Palestinian detainee who had spent nearly 20 years in Israeli jails, less than 24 hours after his release. The re-arrest of 45-year-old Majd Barbar, who had been detained by Israel in 2001 and released on Monday evening, occurred in the midst of a celebration organised at his house in the Ras Al-Amoud area of Jerusalem to welcome him home. Israeli forces stormed Barbar’s home, which was crowded with guests, and used tear gas and rubber bullets against those present, injuring at least twelve people. Barbar’s brother, Izzedin Barbar, told The…

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