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Report: Qatar Brokering Hamas-Israel Prisoner Swap

A senior Hamas official confirmed Wednesday to The Times of Israel that Qatar and Egypt are involved in mediating between his organization and Israel, but stressed that Hamas will not even begin to talk about releasing Israeli civilians it has detained along with the remains of two IDF soldiers unless Israel first releases dozens of Palestinians it is holding.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Handcuffs are seen on the hands of a twenty-year old 'Street Villains' gang member who was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers from the 77th Street division on April 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The 77th Street division patrol the same neighborhood …