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Release of Al Jazeera journalists held by Israelis

The two Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested on 30 June have been released from Ramleh prison, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. Jordanian Othman Al-Battiri was freed on 5 June as a result of his lawyer's intervention and returned to Jordan by the Allenby Bridge border crossing. Yemeni Mansour Al-Ibbi was released this morning. The chief of the Al Jazeera bureau in Israel, Majid Khader, said the two journalists were pressured by the Israeli authorities to admit to entering Israel illegally. (...)

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