VICTORY: Palestinian Santa Claus is free after 12 days in captivity

VICTORY: Palestinian Santa Claus is free after 12 days in captivity

After 12 days in captivity under freezing weather conditions, a Palestinian Santa Claus was released from Israeli occupation prison today.

The boy was kidnapped by the Israeli occupation army on the first day of this year at Huwara checkpoint in Nablus, where he was handing out red roses to passing cars in a demonstration demanding 2015 to be the year without occupation, without checkpoints, and without the Apartheid Wall.

Failing to provide evidence of alleged stone-throwing, Salem military court was forced to release the 18-year-old. He returned to his family home in Nablus and was met by a group of friends who’ve been waiting impatiently to get him back.

Currently around 6,500 Palestinians are being held by the Israeli occupation in its vast network of prisons in the occupied lands. Palestine has just survived storm Huda but temperatures remain very low and the Palestinian Prisoners Society reports that Israeli prison authorities deny detaineed blankets and warm clothes.