Israel to release over 400 Palestinian prisoners Sunday

Israel will release more than 400 Palestinian prisoners Sunday, the local daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Israel to release over 400 Palestinian prisoners Sunday
The prisoners in Israel's Ketziot prison were quoted as confirming that they had received notice from the Red Cross about their release.

On Nov 19, the Israeli cabinet approved the release of 441 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture of goodwill to strengthen Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas who demanded Israel free 2,000 prisoners before a US-sponsored international summit on Middle East peace.

A ministerial committee approved a list of 432 prisoners to be released. A number of the inmates that appeared on the original list were removed, because they aligned themselves with Hamas while in prison.

Currently, there are around 10,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2007, 12:11