Pro-Iranian Shiite kidnappers in the Middle East have freed three Western hostages since Thursday. Muslim sources say further hostage releases hinge on Israel's taking the next step by freeing more than 300 Arab prisoners. Israel, in turn, has reiterated that before it frees any detainees, it wants seven Israeli servicemen missing in Lebanon.
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