Processing begins for prisoners to be freed in Schalit deal

By YAAKOV LAAPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 16, 2011 11:09

The Israel Prisons Service (IPS) on Sunday morning began transferring Palestinian prisoners set to be released in the Gilad Schalit exchange deal to two prisons for processing.

The 477 prisoners scheduled to be released in the first part of the deal, spread over 11 prisons around the country, will be consolidated into two prisons throughout the day: Ktziot Prison for male prisoners and the Sharon Prison for female prisoners.

The first bus containing female prisoners departed from the Damon Prison in the Carmel toward the Sharon Prison on Sunday morning.

There, they will undergo medical examinations and identification procedures in preparation for their release.


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