Israel Frees (some) Palestinian Prisoners

July 20th, 2007 § 0 comments

Israel has begun the release of a number of Palestinian prisoners in an effort to bolster Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, in his power struggle with Hamas.

Ian Domnitz, a spokesman for the prisons authority, said: “We have begun to free 256 prisoners, including six women.”

Israeli officials said 85 per cent of the prisoners being released were from the president’s Fatah faction.

The others are from smaller groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP].

Now, what about the other 10,500 palestinians rotting in Israeli prisons?


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