Israel due to free 550 Palestinians in swap deal

Israel's Supreme Court opened the way for Sunday's release to go ahead by turning down a petition on Friday.

Israel due to free 550 Palestinians in swap deal

Israel plans to release 550 Palestinians on Sunday in the second stage of a prisoner sawp deal with Hamas that brought home Palestinians and Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

Many of the 450 Palestinians were freed on Oct. 18 in the first phase of the Egyptian-brokered exchange.

Israel's Supreme Court opened the way for Sunday's release to go ahead by turning down a petition on Friday.

The Prisons Service said nearly all the Palestinians to be freed after nightfall come from the occupied West Bank.

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