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PA: Israel attempting to deport six prisoners

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

Minister of Prisoners Affairs Ashraf Al-Ajrami told Ma’an that the six are currently held in the prison in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, north of Gaza. Some of them have already completed their sentences but have not been released yet.

Palestinian Prisoners

Palestinian Prisoners

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Hamas: Shalit case won’t remain open forever

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

“It’s possible that we will announce the end of negotiations and the freezing of all contact until further notice, and Shalit’s fate will remain unknown,” he added. Taha denied reports of progress in the negotiations for Shalit, who has been in Palestinian captivity since he was abducted in a 2006 cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.

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Hamas has received a revised prisoner list from Israel

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

Israel had given Hamas a revised list of Palestinian prisoners it is willing to release in exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, a Palestinian official reportedly told Reuters on Thursday night.

The unnamed official was quoted by the news agency as saying that according to the list relayed to the Islamic group via the Egyptian negotiators, Israel is now “ready to release three top Hamas leaders who they had previously refused to free.”

However, the Palestinian official went on to say that there is still “a big gap between what Israel has offered and what Hamas wants.”