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French Palestinian detained in Israel to be released, deported to France

Citing his support of terror activities, Israeli authorities have decided to release Palestinian and French citizen Salah Hamouri from administrative detention, revoke his Jerusalem residency and expel him to France.
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Israel’s Interior Ministry said today that the Jerusalem residency of French Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri has been revoked. The statement said the decision was made by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on the recommendation of the Shin Bet and with the consent of Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar. The Foreign Ministry confirmed to Al-Monitor that Prime Minister Yair Lapid reviewed the issue a few months ago.

Hamouri has been held in administrative detention (without being charged and without a trial date) for about nine months. With his Jerusalem residency revoked, Hamouri will be deported to France tomorrow.

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