Shin Bet: Only 120 prisoners 'worthy' of release

July 10, 2007 12:42

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the defense establishment have formed a list containing only 120 Palestinian prisoners over the release of which they had no misgivings, Israel Radio announced Tuesday. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced at Sharm e Sheikh two weeks ago that Israel would release 250 Fatah prisoners as a goodwill gesture to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Olmert rejected a list presented earlier this week as insulting to the Palestinians, saying it contained many prisoners who were nearing the end of the prison term anyway.

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