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  Av 5, 5767 , 20/07/07

Hamas: No Hamas Prisoners Among Released

Hamas is denying the claim by the director of the Palestinian Authority's "Ministry" of Prisoners, Ziad Abu Ein, that the prisoners released by Israel this morning included 30 men from Hamas and two from Islamic Jihad.

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said that Ain's statement is "baseless and has nothing to do with the truth; they [the PA] want to hide their embarrassment."

An Israeli officer told Al Jazeera that none of the released prisoners was Hamas-linked. He said that all 255 were affiliated with Fatah, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

 

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