JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities on Monday evening released 24-year-old Palestinian Shaher Zedani from Silwan in East Jerusalem after he completed a year-long sentence in Israeli prisons.
Zedani had been accused of throwing stones and of "acts of sabotage," among other charges against him.
Hundreds of Silwan residents warmly welcomed the released prisoner back to his East Jerusalem neighborhood on Monday.
Silwan residents also announced that a large celebration will be held Tuesday in celebration of the prisoner's release.
Silwan is a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
The neighborhood is a site of frequent clashes with Israeli forces due to the presence of Jewish settlers who have in recent decades increasingly attempted to occupy homes and land belonging to Palestinians.
More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.