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Senior Hamas operative Mohammed Dababish was freed by Egyptian authorities on Friday after being imprisoned for approximately ten days. He was deported to the Gaza Strip by way of the Rafah crossing.
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Dababish is said to be the head of Hamas's internal security apparatus. He was arrested by Egyptian authorities after allegedly trying to smuggle communication devices from Egypt into Gaza.
A Hamas spokesman called Dababish's release as proof that the allegations made against him had no merit. He added, "we hope that [Dababish's] release will lay the groundwork for improved relations between Hamas and Egypt and the release of other Palestinians who are still being held in Egyptian prisons."
Hamas had earlier claimed that Dababish
was falsely accused of posing a
threat to Egyptian security and denied that he was involved in
Dababish was arrested in Cairo on Sunday when his
name showed up on a wanted list for using falsified travel documents to
enter and leave the country. He was also questioned about an illegal
shipment of walkie-talkies destined for Gaza, according to Egyptian
According to Dababish's relatives, he was returning
from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia when he was arrested.