Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gaza detainee released after 6 years in detention

Gaza – Ma'an – Israeli authorities released Wael Abu Elwan of Rafah after six years of detention on Tuesday evening.

Wael was detained by Israeli forces in a raid against the Tal As-Soltan neighborhood in the southern Gaza Strip city in 2004, when he was detained along with a number of Palestinian men.

Israel had accused Abu Elwan of involvement with armed groups, including Palestinian Authority security forces.