Palestinian Israa Jaabis arrives home after her release from Israeli jail

Israa Jaabis, a Palestinian detainee, has been released from an Israeli jail after serving seven years of an 11-year sentence. Before her release, Israeli authorities imposed restrictions, including a ban on celebrations and the evacuation of journalists from her home. Jaabis, accused of planning a “terror” attack, denies the charge. She suffered severe burns in a car explosion in 2015. Her release is part of a prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas, with 39 Palestinians, including Jaabis, being exchanged for 24 Israelis and foreigners.

Palestinian detainee Israa Jaabis arrived home in occupied East Jerusalem after her release from Israeli jail, the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said Sunday.

It added that before her release, Israeli police imposed several restrictions, including no celebrations on her release and the evacuation of all journalists from her home to not cover the first moments of her release.

On Oct. 11, 2015, Jaabis, 31, was en route to her home in Jerusalem when a gas cylinder in her car exploded, and the car caught fire. She suffered third-degree burns which charred 60% of her body, including her face and hands.

Jaabis was on the list of 39 Palestinian women and children scheduled to be released from Israeli jails as part of a second batch of a prisoner swap deal with Palestinian resistance group, Hamas.

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