Rafah streets were being decorated with photos of Sarsak after he won his battle.
Sarsak’s elder sister said that “while Mahmoud was in prison, we died a thousand times as we were afraid for his health day after day because of the Israeli mistreatment of prisoners.
“We were also following up with the detainees’ issue and especially my brother’s case as we were expecting to hear about his death anytime.’
She added that the news of his release came as a surprise after Israel stalled taking action until his health reached a serious point.
Al-Sarsak’s mother is preparing Mahmoud’s clothes and all his favorite foods.