Abbas's security forces release 42 Hamas detainees in West Bank

February 25, 2009 00:00


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A day before of a new round of reconciliation talks, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's security forces released 42 Hamas detainees in the West Bank in a good-will gesture, Hamas legislator Ayman Daraghmeh said, adding that Abbas had promised to release more inmates Wednesday. He said some 400 Hamas activists were being held in the West Bank.

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