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Palestinians release dual U.S. national convicted over land sales - officials


  • World
  • Monday, 21 Jan 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority has handed over to U.S. authorities an American-Palestinian it had sentenced to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, two senior Palestinian officials said on Sunday.

"Issam Akel holds an American passport and he was handed over to the U.S. authorities upon their request," one senior security official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

   

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