GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas released on Thursday a cameraman working with Germany’s ARD news network in the Gaza Strip after a nearly weeklong detention, security sources said.
Hamas Islamists, who control the Gaza Strip, detained cameraman Sawah Abu Seif last week during a crackdown on their Fatah rivals in the coastal territory after a bomb attack killed five Hamas militants and a girl.
Hamas blamed Fatah for the blast. Fatah denied any involvement.
ARD’s regional bureau chief, Richard C. Schneider, said Abu Seif had no party affiliation.