After 40 years in Israeli occupation prisons, Maher Younis is free
Maher Younes breaks the shackles of oppression after 40 years in Israeli occupation prisons.
Maher Younis, from the occupied Palestinian village of Aara, is freed after spending 40 years in Israeli prisons.
Maher's mother told Al Mayadeen's correspondent that her son is finally free after spending 40 years in Israeli prisons, noting that his family's house is full of welcomers, despite the occupation forces' attempts to prevent gatherings and organize any celebration of Maher’s liberation after all these years.
It is worth noting that this policy was lately used previously with freed Palestinian prisoner Karim Younis for the same reason.
Local sources reported that Maher Younis is on his way home with his brother after being liberated from occupation prisons.
The town of Aara in the '48 occupied territories is preparing to receive the freed prisoner.
The Israeli occupation transferred Maher Younis (65 years old) to an unknown destination 40 hours prior to his scheduled release.
By transferring Younis to an unknown destination, the occupation aimed to prevent him from celebrating his freedom among his fellow Palestinian prisoners, and deprive him of his joy, as per Muhjat Al-Quds Foundation.
It is noteworthy that Younis was arrested on January 18, 1983, for resisting the occupation and for his affiliation with the Fatah movement, shortly after his cousin Karim Younis was arrested, in addition to their companion Sami Younis, who was released in a prisoner exchange deal in 2011.
While in prison, Maher Younis was subjected to harsh conditions, and the occupation sentenced him to death, and after a month of his sentencing, it was changed to life imprisonment.
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