Beit Ommar National Committee Member Released From Prison

16 November 2010

On Tuesday November 16th, Beit Ommar National Committee Member Eyad Jamil Al Alami was released from prison. He was arrested on Monday, October 11th, 2010, when Israeli forces raided his house in Beit Ommar. After three days he was taken to military court, where he was sentenced to four months administrative detention. He was released after one month, most likely due to the total lack of evidence against him.

Eyad is a 25-year-old student at the Polytechnic University in Hebron. He was arrested in April of this year at a nonviolent demonstration in Beit Ommar and was released after twenty days without charges.

Palestinians held in administrative detention are not informed of the charges against them, and can be held for up to six months without being trial. Detention orders can be renewed indefinitely.