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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:43 AM

Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak freed by Israelis

Source: Associated Press

Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak freed by Israelis

Associated Press in Gaza
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 10 July 2012 12.48 BST

Israel has released a member of the Palestinian national football team who lobbied for his freedom by going on hunger strike for more than three months.

Mahmoud Sarsak greeted well-wishers in his native Gaza on Tuesday after three years in Israeli custody without charges or trial.

Israel has accused Sarsak of being active in Islamic Jihad, a claim he has denied.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/10/palestinian-footballer-mahmoud-sarsak-freed

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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 07:15 AM

1. Turns out he really was in Islamic Jihad....


Israel accused Sarsak of being active in the violent Islamic Jihad group, a charge he denied while in custody.

However, senior Islamic Jihad officials were present during a welcoming ceremony for him in Gaza City on Tuesday, and one of the group's leaders, Nafez Azzam, praised the soccer player as "one of our noble members."


It's very heartwarming that so many peace loving people are happy an Islamic Jihadi soccer player is free and on the streets once again to kill Jews.

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