February 29
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Palestinian Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri told Al Jazeera TV on Saturday that there will be no more prisoner exchanges with Israel until a ceasefire is reached in Gaza.

Arouri said the hostages still held by Hamas are Israeli soldiers and civilians who previously served in the Israeli army.

He said they will not be released until a cease-fire is reached and all Palestinian detainees will not be released either.

"Let the war take its course. This decision is final. We will not compromise on this issue," Aruri said.

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