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Israel will free within 10 days the last 119 Lebanese detainees whose release was demanded in June by the hijackers of TWA Flight 847, a spokesman for Prime Minister Shimon Peres said. They are the last of almost 1,200 prisoners, most of them Shia Muslims, to be repatriated since their transfer to Israel in April as part of a gradual Israeli military pullout from southern Lebanon. Israeli officials have said they would free the prisoners in accordance with the level of guerrilla activity in the south.


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