A Preston man who was arrested while working as a peace activist in Israel has now left the country.
Gordon Bennett, 43, said he was kicked, punched and strangled by Israeli troops while recording human rights violations against Palestinians.
The Amnesty International worker was arrested with two other British citizens, an American and two Palestinian men, in the village of Kufr Qaddoum, on September 21.
He was accused of throwing stones at soldiers and placed under house arrest in Tel Aviv for a week, before being released without charge.
The ex-Preston College pupil, who vowed to continue his work after the ordeal, has travelled to Thailand via Egypt.
He said: “I got out of Israel without any problems. It’s not really clear whether I will be allowed back in or not.
“I intend to try at some point and see what happens.”
His father, Alan Bennett, 72, from Cottam, said he was relieved his son was safe.
He said: “He thought he might be banned from entering Egypt or have his passport endorsed, but neither of those things happened.”