Yet another unreciprocated gesture of good will. “Palestinians say Israel releases Hamas-linked mayor,” from Reuters :
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Israel has released from jail a senior Hamas member who was elected mayor of a West Bank town while in Israeli custody, Palestinian security officials and Hamas said on Friday.
Jamal al-Tawil, mayor of the town of Al-Bireh near the city of Ramallah, was released on Thursday after being held in an Israeli prison for almost six years, Hamas said on a Hamas-affiliated website.
The release was confirmed by Palestinian security officials in the occupied West Bank, but Israeli officials were not immediately available for comment due to the Jewish Sabbath.