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11/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Former Israeli Soldiers Rescue U.S. Citizen Held Hostage By Palestinian Husband

Ten former Israeli Army soldiers successfully rescued an American citizen and her son who had been held hostage for three years by her husband in a Palestinian village, the Jerusalem Post reports.

The woman had met and married her Palestinian husband in the United States, it reports, and they then moved back to the Tulkarm area of the West Bank.

The woman's husband allegedly hit her, prevented her from leaving the house and threatened that if she left, she would never see their son again. He also threatened that if she left the home, she would be apprehended by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

Read more about the rescue here.

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