The Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” announced on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has released the former representative of the movement in Riyadh Mohammed al-Khodari, who has been detained in the Kingdom since 2019.
Ezzat al-Reshiq, a member of the movement’s political bureau, said in a tweet that “the Saudi authorities have released their former Hamas representative Mohammed al-Khodari and he is now on the plane heading to (the Jordanian capital) Amman.”
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الاخ ابو هاني وهو على متن الطائرة، ومعنوياته عالية ، وكل أمله ودعاؤه أن يتم الإفراج عن باقي إخوانه المعتقلين. pic.twitter.com/z0x986Oetp
— عزت محمد الرشق (@reshiq_i) October 19, 2022
Al-Reshiq posted picture on Twitter that he shared with al-Khodari during a video call.
“Brother Abu Hani (Muhammad al-Khodari) is on the plane, his spirits are high, and all his hope and prayer is that the rest of detained brothers will be released,” he wrote.
Al-Khodari is one of several Hamas leaders arrested in Saudi Arabia under the pretext of collecting donations for the resistance.
Al-Khodari was one of the Palestinian detainees whose Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi demanded to be released in a prisoner exchange deal.