Senior Hamas operative Mohammed Dababish was freed by Egyptian authorities on Friday after being imprisoned for ten days. He was deported to the Gaza Strip by way of the Rafah crossing.
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."