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2008-08-26 12:00:43

By Isabel Kershner Israel on Monday released 198 Palestinian prisoners in a move intended to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in the region to try to nudge forward halting Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Before embarking on two days of talks with top Israeli and Palestinian officials, Rice said on her plane to Tel Aviv that there was a "lot of work ahead" if the sides hoped to reach their goal of a peace agreement by the end of...

2008-08-26 09:00:33

By Kim Sengupta Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners yesterday amid scenes of jubilation in the West Bank. Unusually, among those released were two men accused by Israel of having "blood on their hands": Said al- Atabeh, the longest-serving inmate in custody, and Mohammed Abu Ali, the second longest-serving, who had been elected as a Fatah MP while behind bars. Although the Israeli government has released prisoners in the past, it had taken a hard line on those, such as al-Atabeh and...

2008-08-26 09:00:33

Text of report in English by Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 26 August [MFA Newsletter: "Behind the Headlines: Israel Releases Palestinian Prisoners"] On 25 August 2008, Israel released 198 convicted Palestinian terrorists. Israel undertook this risky measure in the hope of promoting dialogue with the pragmatic Palestinians who reject terrorism and are engaged in diplomacy with Israel. It is never easy for Israel to decide on the early release of convicted Palestinian...

2008-08-25 12:00:07

Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners Monday to show support for the leadership of the Fatah party governing the West Bank. The prisoners, including one held since 1977, were greeted as heroes in Ramallah after being transferred from Ofer Prison, near the West Bank, into Palestinian custody, The New York Times reported. Nearly 9,000 Palestinians remain in Israeli prisons for offenses ranging from attacks to membership in militant groups, the Times reported. Monday's release came as...

2008-08-25 06:00:29

Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website ["Israel Releases 198 Palestinian Prisoners, Including Longest- Serving Man" - Ma'an headline] Bethlehem -Ma'an -Israel began to release 198 Palestinian prisoners, including the longest-serving Palestinian inmate, on Monday morning [25 August], short of an expected 199. The Israeli cabinet had approved a list of 199 detainees for release as a "goodwill gesture to Palestinian President...

2008-08-17 12:00:14

Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners at the urging of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Olmert agreed to the prisoner release earlier this month as a goodwill gesture after talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Israeli cabinet codified the deal with a 16-4 vote, a source told CNN. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told the broadcaster the prisoner release was set for Aug. 25. Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti would not be...

2008-07-16 09:00:07

Lebanon is throwing a huge party today, and the hero of the hour is a man who killed a 4-year-old girl, her father and an Israeli policeman. Samir Kuntar, a onetime Palestine Liberation Front operative who led the nighttime attack on the Israeli family in Nahariya back in 1979, was to be released by Israel today. The Lebanese are also receiving four Hezbollah fighters, as well as bragging rights and the makings of a fiesta to feature a rousing address by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah....

2008-06-17 12:00:13

Excerpt from report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 17 June [Report by Fathi Sabbah in Gaza: "'Hamas': Calm Agreement in Three Stages Includes Opening Rafah Crossing and Separating Shalit's Case. Stressed Egypt Will Announce Its Coming Into Force Within Days"] Authoritative Palestinian sources have disclosed to "Al-Hayat" details of the calm agreement reached between Israel and the "Hamas" movement and the armed Palestinian factions following difficult and indirect...

2006-09-05 02:11:55

MANAMA (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians have reached an agreement to swap the Israeli soldier held hostage in Gaza with imprisoned Palestinians, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Tuesday as saying. Abbas told Bahrain's Akhbar al-Khaleej newspaper soldier Gilad Shalit would first be handed over to Egypt. "An agreement has been reached about exchanging prisoners that is based on Egypt taking the soldier as a deposit, and after that the number of Palestinian...


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