Israel Releases Hamas Veterans In W. Bank
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has confirmed that it was releasing veterans of
the Hamas insurgency network in the West Bank.
The government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has acknowledged
that it planned to free the leading planners of Hamas suicide attacks over
the last decade. The Prison Service said the detainees, regarded as Hamas'
top planners, would be released by Oct. 19, with many of them headed for
exile in the Gaza Strip. Another 40 were expected to be sent to Qatar, Syria