Israel-releases-high-ranking PA-security-officer-after-serving-15-years.According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, that Major General Hussein Sawaadah, 63, was released from the Ofer detention center west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

Wafa reported that dozens of Palestinian citizens and PA officials waited outside the front gate of Ofer prison to welcome Sawaadah upon his release. Immediately after he arrived in Ramallah, Sawaadah reportedly went to the Palestinian presidential compound where he laid flowers at the tomb of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. A reception was then held at offices of the PA military intelligence security service where Sawaadah served as deputy commander.