Israel frees hunger-striking Palestinian player

Palestinian Mahmoud Sarsak, a former player with the Palestinian national football team arrives at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, after his release from Israeli prison where he was held for three years without charges or trial, Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Israel on Tuesday has released Sarsak, a member of the Palestinian national soccer team who lobbied for his freedom with a hunger strike of more than three months. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)Dozens of Islamic militants fired rifles in the air Tuesday in a rousing homecoming for a member of the Palestinian national soccer team who was released by Israel after being held for three years without formal charges.

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