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Palestinian soccer player Mahmoud Al-Sarsak waves to people upon his arrival in Gaza City July 10, 2012. Israel released the Gaza soccer player on Tuesday in a deal to end his intermittent four-month hunger strike after he spent three years behind bars without being put on trial, officials said.
I don’t know all of the details about why he was held but being the hardcore football enthusiast that I am, this is great. Of course, the bad news is that those are three formative years that he’ll never have back but the good news is that he’s still young (24/25) so he can still play football for years to come and hopefully he does.