Hamas hosts mass rally for Palestinian prisoners

October 18, 2012 15:11

Hamas hosted a mass march in the Gaza Strip Thursday to mark the anniversary of a prisoner exchange which saw Israel release more than 1,000 Palestinians in exchange for the freedom of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

"The release of the detainees is our top priority, and the resistance will always work to achieve this goal," said the head of Hamas's armed wing Abu Obaida, according to Palestinian news agency Ma'an. "This swap deal will not be the last. We will always act in order to secure the release of all detainees."

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