Israel frees Palestinian university instructor under strict conditions

RAMALLAH, The Israeli authorities released late last night with strict conditions Widad Barghouti, an instructor in the media department at Birzeit University near Ramallah, who was detained for 16 days for no clear reason, according to sources at her village of Kobar, northwest of Ramallah.

They told WAFA that an Israeli court decided to release Barghouti, 61, on a bail of $12,000 and banished her from her home in Kobar to the town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, where she will be under house arrest. She was also banned from posting anything on social media until the time when the court issues a final sentence regarding her.

Two of Barghouti’s sons, Carmel and Qassam, are currently detained by Israel.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency