Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Israel assembling Palestinian prisoners ahead of release


BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli Prison Service has started to round up 26 Palestinian prisoners who will be freed Tuesday night as a second group of 104 that Israel agreed to release as part of a gesture to coincide with the PLO's return to peace talks.

Hassan Abed Rabbo, a spokesman for the Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs, told Ma’an on Monday that the prison service started to gather all prisoners at Ofer detention center ahead of the release.

He added that the Israeli Higher Court was giving families of Israelis who were killed in Palestinian attacks 48 hours to raise objections to the decision to free veteran Palestinian prisoners.

The time limit ends at midnight on Tuesday. more

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