Druze rights activist from Philadelphia ordered released

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Tarabieh has maintained his innocence from the moment he was arrested.

Tarabieh arrived in the area in mid-June and worked on a human rights project in the West Bank until mid-July, according to Israeli media.

He then worked at his family's orchard on the Golan Heights, picking pears.

He was arrested as he planned to leave the country.

Under a compromise proposed by the Akko Magistrates Court judge, Tarabieh was released Monday and agreed to spend the next two days in an area hotel.

He agreed to be available to police for further questioning, and not to use the phone during that time.

According to the Human Rights Watch, the U.S.-based group for which Tarabieh served as a consultant, during his detention at Jalameh prison near Haifa, he was tied up in painful positions and forced to sit for hours.