Israel frees suspect

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JERUSALEM (Reuter, AFP) - Israel released a Palestinian- American without charges yesterday more than two weeks after his highly publicised detention on suspicion of links to the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas organisation.

The army said the police decided not to indict Mohammed Hajjaj, a US citizen who lives in the occupied West Bank. Israel radio said there was no evidence to charge him.

Israeli troops used anti-tank rockets yesterday to destroy 10 homes at a Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said. The destruction of 10 homes in Khan Younis came as the army searched for the assailants who fired at a nearby military post and at the Jewish settlement of Gush Katif.