Israel military tribunal releases Hamas official, continues to detain others Joshua Pantesco at 9:53 AM ET
[JURIST] An Israeli military tribunal has released one of the eight Palestinian Cabinet ministers detained by Israeli forces [JURIST report] last month, though the Israel Defense Forces [official website] have not explained why planning minister Samir Abu Eisheh was released. Three other Hamas ministers were held for further questioning for five to 10 days, and nine other Hamas leaders detained during the West Bank raids were also kept in detention following a Sunday hearing.
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