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  Tishrei 20, 5772 , 18/10/11

Abbas Claims: I Made Prisoner Deal Too

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed Tuesday that he, like Hamas, had succeeded in convincing Israel to release terrorist prisoners. Speaking to those recently freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Abbas declared that Israel had promised him to free an additional roughly 1,000 prisoners.

Abbas praised those released Tuesday as “those who wage holy war [jihad] in the path of Allah and the homeland.”

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