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Palestinian released under Shalit deal, detained while illegally working in Israel

Israeli Police have arrested on Monday a Palestinian man convicted of terrorism on charges of illegally working in the country, after being released five years ago, along with more that 1000 other Palestinians, as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange with Hamas.

Qawareiq Hindawi, aged 27, was serving a sentence of six years in jail for membership in an illegal organisation and for criminal possession of weapons, when he was released in 2011. According to the terms of the prisoner swap, Hindawi was forbidden to enter the territory of Israel, but he was found working illegally in the central Israel city of Ra’anana, at a construction site. Seven other illegal workers were detained by the authorities at the same spot.

When asked why he returned to Israel, knowing he will break the terms of his release, Hindawi told the police: “This is our land. When we want to, we enter. With all due respect, this is our land. You are the first to say I need a permit.”

shalit1.027 Palestinians were released in 2011 in exchange for the freedom of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Since then, at least six Israeli citizen lost their lives in attacks perpetrated by some of the freed Palestinians.

Gilad Shalit was kidnapped from an IDF army post during an infiltration op in the early hours of June 25 2006 by militants from the al-Qassam Brigades which crossed into Israel through a tunnel from the Gaza Strip. During the  attack, two Israeli soldiers were killed and two more, apart from Shalit, were wounded. The attackers took two casualties.

Shalit was released in October 2011, under a prisoner swap which saw the release of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, among them some convicted for acts of terror against the state of Israel. According to Israeli officials, those released were collectively guilty of the deaths of more than 500 Israeli citizen.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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