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A northern Virginia man whose deportation to Israel was reversed final week is house once more.

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Immigration lawyer Patrick Taurel says Abdelhaleem Ashqar was house in Alexandria on Friday following his launch from a detention middle in Bowling Inexperienced, Virginia.

The 60-year-old just lately served 11 years in jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Final week, a choose’s order compelled immigration authorities to return him from Israel earlier than he acquired off the aircraft. Ashqar fears he can be tortured in Israel.

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Taurel stated he is making an attempt to get authorities attorneys to permit Ashqar to relocate to a rustic the place he feels protected.

In 2005, Ashqar ran to succeed Yasser Arafat as president of the Palestinian Nationwide Authority. He completed fourth out of seven.

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