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Palestinian families wait to greet loved ones released from Israeli jails

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Palestinians wait in an area next to a checkpoint for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons next to Bitunian checkpoint on October 18 in Ramallah, West Bank. A high-profile prisoner swap began before dawn today.

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Palestinian prisoners enter Gaza via the Rafah crossing from Egypt on October 18.

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Relatives of Palestinian prisoners, about to be freed in a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel, celebrate as they prepare to receive them at Rafah Crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on October 18.

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Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Sheikh Ismail Haniyeh, center, waves to families of Palestinian prisoners during his arrival at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on October 18.

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A Palestinian man waits at Beituniya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah for the release of prisoners from Israeli jails on October 18.

Follow the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas prisoner swap on BreakingNews.com and read the story in more detail here on msnbc.com.

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