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Israel releases US professor detained in West Bank village
Arrested during his protest against Khan al-Ahmar’s demolition, American-French law professor Frank Romano returns to village and declares ‘I can continue the struggle with you.’

Israel has released an American law professor detained for allegedly trying to block IDF troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition which Israel says is illegal.

The 66-year-old Frank Romano, who reportedly also has a French citizenship, was detained on Friday in the embattled village of Khan al-Ahmar, along with two Palestinian activists.

Romano was found standing in front of heavy equipment being used to clear barriers that had been set up to slow demolition, witnesses said.