After 27 years, Israel releases Syrian prisoner
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After 27 years, Israel releases Syrian prisoner

Sidqi Suleiman was held for actions against the state

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Israel released a Syrian citizen Wednesday after he spent 27 years in prison for actions against the state.

Sidqi Suleiman, 45, was originally from Majdal Shams, a Druze town in the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria. He was the longest-serving Syrian national held by Israel.

Druze towns in the Golan were preparing celebrations to welcome him back, Army Radio reported.

 

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