A military court on Wednesday ordered the release of Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer, a defense lawyer said.
Shaer was freed and headed back to the West Bank, said the lawyer, Osama al-Saadi.
Shaer, who was arrested Aug. 19, had been the most senior Hamas official arrested in an Israeli crackdown against the group following the kidnapping of Cpl. Gilad Shalit in June.
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