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Palestinian businessman arrested after attending US-led economic conference in Bahrain

Palestinian businessman arrested after attending US-led economic conference in Bahrain
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The Palestinian Authority reportedly released a Palestinian man on Saturday who was arrested after attending a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain. 

Saleh Abu Mayala was released from where he was held under Palestinian security control in Hebron, according to the Times of Israel.

Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations, confirmed Mayala was released in a statement on Twitter. 

"We are pleased the PA has released the Palestinian they arrested after attending the Peace to Prosperity workshop. We look fwd to continuing our conversation w all who attended the workshop & anyone else who wants a better future for the Palestinians," said," Greenblatt tweeted.

Palestinian officials refused to attend the summit, part of the White House's much-anticipated Middle East peace plan, but a small number of businessmen, including Mayala, participated anyway, according to Times of Israel. The administration earlier this month unveiled details of the economic portion of the plan, which included $50 billion in new investment to aid Palestinians and neighboring Arab states as well as the building of new infrastructure to connect the West Bank and Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamain Netanyahu said Sunday that Mayala had been released "due to American pressure," according to The New York Times.