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A CNN producer who was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip was freed. Riad Ali, an Israeli Druse, was freed Tuesday, a day after he was seized in Gaza City by four armed men who approached the car in which he was traveling. Palestinian Authority officials, perhaps concerned that the kidnapping could be seen as an indication of their inability to keep Gaza secure if Israel carries through on its planned withdrawal next year, are believed to have been involved in negotiating Ali’s release.

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