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Israel Police yesterday detained Haaretz correspondent Amira Hass as she left the Gaza Strip, where she had been living and reporting for the last few months.

Hass was arrested and taken in for questioning immediately after crossing the border, for violating a law forbidding residence in an enemy state.

She was released on bail after promising not to enter the Gaza Strip for the next 30 days.

Hass is the first Israeli journalist to enter the Gaza Strip in more than two years, after the Israel Defense Forces issued an entry ban following the abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in a 2006 cross-border raid by Palestinian militants.