A high-profile Palestinian prisoner who went on a prolonged hunger strike in an Israeli jail has been released.
Samer al-Issawi, who was been in Israeli jail since July 2012, was released on Sunday, according to Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh, who was reporting from Jerusalem.
In his first televised interview after being freed, Issawi said, It is our obligation as freedom fighters to free all the Palestinian political prisoners!"
Issawi went on 260-day hunger strike in August 2012 in protest of Israel's decision to hand him back an earlier 26-year sentence that would keep him in prison until 2029.
He was originally captured by the Israeli army in Ramallah in 2002 and was released in 2011 alongside 1,025 other Palestinian prisoners, as part of a parole deal in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier.
But less than a year later, Issawi was rearrested at the West Bank border, for allegedly violating the terms of his parole.