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Israel welcomes hostage 'miracle'

Israeli relatives of four hostages freed by Colombian rebels have hailed their release as a “Hanukkah miracle”. The leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) handed over Israelis Beni Daniel, Ortaz Ohayon, Ido Guy and Erez Altawil and Briton Mark Henderson to mediators. On Monday, Israeli television interrupted broadcasts with images of the men at a Colombian airport. “It’s a huge relief after more than three months… a Hanukkah miracle,” said Tami Ohayon, mother of Mr Ohayon. The men were among eight hostages taken on 12 September; a German and a Spaniard were freed last month, while a British man escaped soon after the captures. Full Story

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