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Palestinian factions insist Israel must halt its Gaza offensive before any prisoner exchange takes place

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) reiterated that Israel must halt its Gaza offensive and withdraw from the Strip before any prisoner exchange takes place, Hamas said in a statement on Monday.

The PFLP is the second major faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. It joined the fighting against Israel following Hamas' Oct. 7 attack.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, writing by Hatem Maher, editing by Chris Reese)