The Guardian: Palestinian theatre director Zakaria Zubeidi is released on bail

Co-founder of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, who faces charges over an attack on the home of Jenin governor Qaddura Musa, has been released on bail following a series of hunger strikes.

The imprisoned theatre director Zakaria Zubeidi has been released on bailby Palestinian security forces, following a series of hunger strikes.

The co-founder of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, a drama group active in the northern West Bank, had been detained in Jericho since 13 May following a wave of arrests by the Palestinian Authority. Charges were not brought against him for more than four months.

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The National: West Bank theatre founder languishes in prison

West Bank theatre founder languishes in prison

JENIN, WEST BANK // Six years ago, a fierce Palestinian fighter laid down his weapons and helped found a liberal performing-arts theatre in Jenin’s conservative refugee camp. It was a remarkable turnaround for Zacharia Zubeidi, who fought for Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades during the second intifada, to exchange violence for what he called cultural resistance against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.