Israel publishes list of Palestinian prisoners could be released under truce-for-captives deal

AP , Wednesday 22 Nov 2023

Israel’s Justice Ministry has published a list of 300 Palestinian detainees and prisoners who could potentially be released in the captives deal.

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A woman walks past graffiti calling for the release of Israeli captives. AFP

 

Most of those on the list published Wednesday are teenagers arrested over the past year for relatively minor offenses, including throwing rocks or alleged incitement. None was convicted of murder, though some served sentences for attempted murder.

The youngest detainee on the list is 14, and it also includes around 40 women. The detainees are to be released to their homes in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

According to the truce-for-captives deal announced Wednesday, 50 captives will be released over four days, likely starting Thursday, during which fighting will pause.

After that, every additional 10 captives released will result in one additional day in the pause and the release of additional Palestinian prisoners.

Israel is expected to release 150 Palestinian prisoners in the first four days, though the Ministry of Justice published the list of 300 in case the deal is extended. Under Israeli law, the public has 24 hours to object to any release.

 

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