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  Kislev 15, 5772 , 11/12/11

R. Ovadia Yoseph Agrees to Free HIs Would-be Assassin

As expected, Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph agreed, Sunday, to the release of Salah Hamouri, the terrorist being held for planning to assassinate him in 2005, as part of the second phase of releases of security prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The list of prisoners to be released is scheduled to be finalized this week.

The rabbi's agreement was announced after a meeting with French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot. Hamouri is a French citizen, and the French government has sought his release.

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