Palestinian media: Israel releases 55 detainees to Gaza, including Shifa Hospital head

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Palestinian media reports that Israel has released back to the Gaza Strip some 55 Palestinian detainees, among them the director of Shifa Hospital, Mohammad Abu Salmiya.

Abu Salmiya was arrested by IDF troops in November on suspicion of allowing the hospital to be used by Hamas as an operations center.

Videos posted by Palestinian media show Abu Salmiya being greeted back in Gaza.

Israel regularly returns Gazan detainees to the Strip, after determining they are not suspected of terror activity.

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