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Jubilation as Palestinian detainees are freed by Israel

Israel has freed 550 Palestinian detainees in the second part of a deal that saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in October.

The newly-released prisoners hugged relatives and kissed Palestinian politicians in both the West Bank town of Ramallah and the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

In Gaza, hundreds of well-wishers greeted the freed prisoners with cheers.

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