Report: 'American hiker' in Iran, Fattal, is Jewish

Josh Fattal, one of the American "hikers" released this week after spending over two years in an Iranian prison - is Jewish and has an Israeli father, local Philadelphia newspaper the Jewish Exponent reported Monday.
The Jewish weekly revealed the details of the Pennsylvania local only after Fattal and fellow traveler Shane Bauer were released from Iranian custody, citing fears for his safety expressed by the Fattal family.
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