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        1/19/2014, Shevat 18, 5774

      Hamas Leader Released to Samaria


      Israel released prominent leader Hassan Yousef of the Islamist movement Hamas on Sunday after he spent more than two years in prison, according to Palestinian Authority officials cited by Agence France Presse. He had been arrested in November 2011 for belonging to an illegal organization. Yousef told reporters after his release he would work with Hamas rivals "Fatah and other Palestinian factions to achieve reconciliation."

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