Saturday, November 26, 2011

Israel Delays Release of Prisoners to Include them in Swap Deal

GAZA, November 26, 2011 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities had postponed release of three Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip who completed their sentence in order to include them in the second group of prisoners to be released in prisoners swap agreement, a rights group said Saturday.

Association of Detainees and Ex-Detainees (HOSSAM) said Abdullah al-Kurd, from Central Gaza, who completed a nine-year sentence one month ago, and Wael Shirehi, from Deir al-Balah, who completed a seven-year sentence a month ago, have not been released in order to include them in the 550 prisoners Israel is supposed to release in the second part of the swap deal.

It said Wade’ Tamman, 30, from the city of Khan Younis and who suffers from epilepsy, has also completed his 10-year sentence, was transferred from Nafha prison to Naqab prison, before he was eventually transferred to Eichel prison after he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He also is held to include in the second part of the swap agreement.
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA -