It is exactly a year since Al Far was released as part of a deal which saw over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners freed in exchange for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Twelve months on, the sun shines in through the window of the former prisoner’s living room, Gaza’s beach is five minutes down the road and his new wife Wafa sits alongside him.
Al Far’s eyes shift towards the door. It is open. He can leave any time.
“I have my freedom,” he says.
Muhammad Al Far spent 18 years in an Israeli prison. He was arrested in 1993 when he was 29, still a young man. He is now 47, well into middle age.
Al Far tells me he was once a senior figure in the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
An Israeli court gave him two life sentences after he was convicted of “intentionally causing death” and working for an “illegal and unrecognised organisation”.