sabaanehreleasePalestinian cartoonist Mohammed Saba’aneh was released from occupation prisons today, July 1, after a five-month sentence for “contact with a hostile organization,” taken to refer to his advocacy to support Palestinian political prisoners and his communication with a Jordanian book publisher to publish a book of his cartoons.

Saba’aneh was detained on February 16 while crossing the Allenby Bridge checkpoint from Jordan after returning from a conference for his work at the Arab American University.

Saba’aneh’s work has been widely published and shared on facebook, twitter, blogs and websites. (See his work at Mondoweiss: