Al-Jazeera says reporter detained in Gaza hospital raid is released

The Al-Jazeera television network says Israel’s military has released a freelance correspondent who was detained during its raid on Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital.

Correspondent Ismail Alghoul was detained along with other journalists early today when he was covering the raid on the hospital, the network said. It said Israeli troops beat him and destroyed the network’s broadcast vehicle as well as cameras and equipment.

Later, the Qatari-owned network reported that Alghoul was released. It quoted him as saying that he and other journalists were handcuffed, blindfolded, and stripped of their clothes for 12 hours.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

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