The photos of his detention by more than a dozen Israeli soldiers became a symbol of Jerusalem protests.
An Israeli military court on Wednesday released 16-year-old Palestinian Fawzi al Juneidi whose arrest sparked protests in Jerusalem and invited global condemnation.
The court released al Juneidi on bail of around $2,860 after prosecutors withdrew an appeal against the teenager’s release, lawyer Arwa Hilehel told Anadolu Agency.
Al Juneidi was arrested on December 7 in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al Khalil) after being dragged on the ground and blindfolded by heavily-armed Israeli soldiers.
A photo of the blindfolded youth has since become a symbol of ongoing Palestinian protests sparked by US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Fawzi al Juneidi is just 16 year olds. He is the eldest of his seven siblings. His mother has cancer and his father is bed-ridden. Fawzi is forced to take care of his family doing manual labour at the expense of his education #FreeFawzi #FreeAhed #FreeAllPalestinianChildPrisoners pic.twitter.com/F1ckJV2EBN— Wits PSC (@WitsPSC1) December 26, 2017
According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, an NGO, roughly 300 children are currently being held in detention facilities across Israel.
Trump's controversial decision triggered a wave of condemnation across the Arab and Muslim world and angry demonstrations throughout the Palestinian territories.