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Hamas Vows to Kidnap Israeli Troops if Truce Fails

The Islamic militant group Hamas will start kidnapping Israeli soldiers to demand the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners if Israel does not free them under a three-month truce, a Hamas leader said Friday. Nizar Rayyan, a political leader of Hamas, urged the Palestinian Authority and Arab mediators to press Israel to release all Palestinian prisoners. Israel has freed some prisoners but has said it will not release any who were involved in attacks on Israelis. “We will get you released under the truce if possible,” Rayyan told 3,000 supporters at a rally in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, referring to the cease-fire announced by militant groups on June 29. Full Story

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