Peres: Schalit deal prisoner pardons to be finished on time

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 17, 2011 08:33

President Shimon Peres on Monday morning said that everything related to the pardons of prisoners in the exchange deal for Gilad Schalit would be completed on time.

The High Court of Justice ruled on Sunday that it will hear a petition at noon on Monday against the release of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners involved in the exchange deal to release Schalit.

"Today is a very special day," Peres told reporters congregated in his succa in the presidential residence.

"These are not only long days, but very sensitive days," said Peres. "We're all very excited, this is a one time event with a lot of hope, but a lot of trepidation," he added.


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