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Hamas says ready to release some foreign hostages

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Gaza, Nov 1: The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas military, said that it was ready to release some foreign hostages currently being held in Gaza, within a few days. “We informed the mediators officially that we will release a number of them in the coming days as we no longer need to detain them,” Xinhua news agency quoted the armed wing’s spokesman Abu Obaida as saying in a recorded message on Tuesday. He also added that “some countries intervened through mediators to free some detainees with foreign nationalities”. According to Israel, about 240 hostages were still being held in Gaza. (IANS)

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