Hamas legislator Abu-Tir to be released from Israeli prison

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May 19, 2010 17:27

 
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Sheikh Muhammad Abu-Tir, the Hamas legislator Israel arrested in 2006, is to be released from Israeli prison Thursday.

Abu Tir was apprehended in Jerusalem following the Hamas kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit in 2006. The arrest was part of a large military operation capturing several senior Hamas politicians and activists.

The Israeli Prison Authority confirmed that Abu-Tir will be released upon serving his sentence of four years.

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