Prisoner Freed in Shalit Deal Caught Working in Israel Illegally

In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Defence Force, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (2nd R) walks with Defence Minister Ehud Barak (L), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd, L) and IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz (R) at Tel Nof Airbase on October 18, 2011 in central …
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The Times of Israel reports: Palestinian convicted on terrorism charges and released as part of the Gilad Shalit (pictured) prisoner swap in 2011 was caught working illegally at a construction site in the central Israel city of Ra’anana on Monday.

The suspect, identified as Qawareiq Hindawi, 27, was detained along with seven other Palestinian workers who were also in Israel illegally.

Hindawi was released from prison five years ago as part of the prisoner exchange for the captive Israeli soldier, after serving four years of a six-year sentence for membership in an illegal organization and criminal possession of a weapon.

Under the terms of his release, he was barred from reentering Israel, and may now face serving the remainder of his prison sentence.

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