Report: US concerned over some freed Palestinian prisoners

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 18, 2011 22:29

The United States told Israel it was concerned about some of the Palestinian prisoners that were released on Tuesday in exchange for IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, AFP reported.

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner, while refusing to go into detail over which of the 477 inmates caused the US concern, said some of the prisoners being released posed a threat and that the US had objected to their freedom.

Schalit was freed in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, many of whom are members of groups designated as terrorist organizations by Washington.


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