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Hamas Threatens to Kidnap Israeli Soldiers

The spiritual leader of Hamas threatened Friday that the Palestinian militant group would kidnap Israeli soldiers in an attempt to exchange them for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin told reporters in Gaza City there was “no solution for the issue of (Palestinian) prisoners except by capturing soldiers of the enemy and exchanging them for ours.” His comment followed a landmark exchange between Israel and the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah Thursday that brought freedom for hundreds of jailed Arabs, mostly Palestinians, in return for a kidnapped Israeli and three dead soldiers. Full Story

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