Arab-Israeli taken captive in Gaza released after 46 days
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
Riad Al-Luah, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was released on Tuesday after
spending 46 days in captivity.
Al-Luah was kidnapped in Gaza on October 27th, while visiting family members
there. On the last day of his visit, armed gunmen stopped him on his way to
the border crossing with Israel, took him hostage and fired on his wife.
On Tuesday morning, he was driven to the Erez checkpoint on the border of Gaza
and Israel, and handed over to Palestinian police.
Al-luah is a resident of Tire, in Israel. Born in Gaza, he married an Israeli
woman and received Israeli citizenship years later.
Al-luah's brother-in-law, Muafak Mansour, said on Tuesday that in the previous
weeks it became clear who committed the kidnapping, and strenuous efforts were
launched in order to secure his release.
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