Processing begins for prisoners to be freed in Schalit deal
First bus containing female prisoners to be released in Schalit exchange arrives at processing jail; Palestinian prisoners to be consolidated from 11 facilities to two.
By YAAKOV LAAPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 16, 2011 10:55
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Palestinian prisoners in Israel's Ketziot prison 311 (R).
(photo credit: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)
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
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The first bus containing female prisoners departed
from the Damon Prison in the Carmel and arrived at the Sharon Prison on Sunday
morning. The bus was accompanied by riot police, and traffic was closed in both directions along segments of the route.
the consolidation prisons, the prisoners will undergo medical
examinations and identification procedures in preparation for their