Report: Freed prisoners stage sit-in in Gaza over benefits

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 27, 2012 03:20




Dozens of recently released Palestinian prisoners continued a sit-in into its fourth day in Gaza City on Monday, protesting the Palestinian Authority's failure to deliver financial packages they said were promised to them on their release.

Protesters said the PA offered to help the prisoners - who were freed as part of the deal Israel struck with Hamas to release kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit - by providing them with employment opportunities, helping them to marry, finding them housing and offering medical services to those in need, according to Al Jazeera.

"This is all we want from Palestinian [Authority] President Mahmoud Abbas," one prisoner, Raid Derabiya, said.


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