Hamas releases detained cameraman
Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have released a cameraman working for the German television broadcaster ARD, four nights after they detained him, the network said Thursday.
Sawaf Abu Saif was in a "bad state," ARD Israel bureau chief Richard Haim Schneider said, adding that more details would be provided on his overnight release later in the day, reported dpa.
Abu Saif was arrested Saturday in a Hamas crackdown on its rivals, including the moderate Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas.
On Wednesday, ARD closed its Gaza office to protest Abu Saif's detention.
The crackdown in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip followed a series of bombings in and around Gaza City Friday in which six people were killed and for which Hamas was blaming Fatah.
Hamas officials reportedly accused Abu Saif of being a Fatah sympathizer.