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Israeli Families Attempt to Block Palestinian Prisoner Swap

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from Israelis opposed to a proposed exchange of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Lawyers representing Israeli families whose relatives have been killed in Palestinian attacks will make their case Monday in a last-minute legal attempt to block the swap with the Islamist […]

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Israeli Families Attempt to Block Palestinian Prisoner Swap

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Israelis opposed to a proposed exchange of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will make a last-minute legal attempt to block the deal. Israel’s Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday to halt the swap with the Islamist Hamas movement from lawyers representing Israeli families whose relatives have been killed in Palestinian […]

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Israel Publishes List of Palestinians to be Freed

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has published the official list of the 477 Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged Tuesday in the first phase of a deal for the release of an Israeli soldier. Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas gunmen in a 2006 cross-border raid into the Gaza Strip. Israel published the list Sunday on its prison service website. […]

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Israel’s Peres Begins Review of Palestinians to be Freed

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday began the process of reviewing the files of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas gunmen in a 2006 cross-border raid. Mr. Peres’s spokeswoman said the president received the files of 477 prisoners to be released in the first phase of […]

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Israel, Palestinians Prepare For Prisoner Swap

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian officials are preparing for a major prisoner swap planned for Tuesday. Leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip met with Egyptian intelligence officers in Cairo Saturday to discuss the handover of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas gunmen in the 2006 cross-border raid. He is to be […]

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Palestinians Prepare For Prisoner Swap

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas met with Egyptian intelligence officers on Saturday to work out details of the planned handover of a captured Israeli soldier. The meeting took place in Cairo ahead of Tuesday’s expected release of Gilad Shalit, a soldier who has been held captive by Hamas militants since 2006. He is to […]

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Rabin Memorial Defaced in Palestinian Prisoner Release Protest

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police say a man whose parents and siblings were killed in a terror attack has defaced a memorial to slain Israel leader Yitzhak Rabin to protest the proposed release of a Palestinian prisoner linked to the attack. Police said Friday that the man splattered paint on the former prime minister’s memorial in Tel Aviv […]

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Memorial of Slain Israeli Leader Defaced

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police say a man has defaced a memorial to slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin, days after officials announced a prison swap deal to release a captured Israeli soldier. Police say the memorial in Tel Aviv was splattered with paint and had the words “price tag” scrawled across it. Officials say a 27-year-old man was […]

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Israeli Soldier Could Be Free Within Days

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian officials say captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit could be freed as early as Tuesday under a prisoner swap deal under negotiation. News organizations on Thursday quoted officials on both sides as saying Shalit might initially be flown to Egypt to be released. The reports say nearly half of the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners […]

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Israel: Prisoner Swap is Best Deal Possible

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The chief of Israel’s Shin Bet security service says an agreement to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is the best deal possible. In a Wednesday news conference, Yoram Cohen said Israel could not guarantee that the Palestinians to be freed will not launch any terror attacks. But, he […]

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