Palestinian political prisoner Jaafar Fawzi Abu Salah was released on Sunday, June 16 from occupation prisons. Abu Salah, 47, is one of the leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Jenin area. He was released after the expiration of his 20-month sentence in occupation prisons.
He was arrested in November 2011 as part of a series of raids by the occupation military. He had previously been arrested in 1981, 1984, 1990 and 2005.
A reception greeted Abu Salah at a checkpoint near his village, where he was awaited by comrades, friends and relatives carrying Palestinian flags and PFLP banners. They paraded through the streets of Jenin city and then proceeded to visit the homes of several prisoners with lengthy sentences and ill prisoners from the town of Arraba.
The procession then marched to his home where he reunited with his family and received well-wishers greeting him upon his release. Abu Salah expressed his greetings to the Palestinian people, who continue to be steadfast in the face of all challenges and obstacles. He urged reconciliation of internal Palestinian divisions and called for increased efforts to support prisoners’ struggle for dignity and freedom, noting in particular the case of imprisoned PFLP General Secretary Ahmad Sa’adat.