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        1/9/2014, Shevat 8, 5774

      Hamas Releases Fatah Prisoners in Reconciliation Gesture


      Gaza's Hamas government on Wednesday freed seven imprisoned Fatah members, AFP reported, part of efforts to mend relations between the Islamist movement and its Ramallah-based rival.

      “The release of these condemned men comes as part of the prime minister's decisions to strengthen national reconciliation,” Hamas interior ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan told reporters.