20.10.2011 22.Tischrei. 5772 Schmini Azaret
Sub: Israel will release a further 550 prisoners in the second phase of the exchange for Gilad Shalit.
Now that the first phase of the prisoner swap is complete and Gilad Shalit is home, Hamas is preparing for the deal’s second phase – the release of an additional 550 Palestinian prisoners, of Israel’s choosing.
Abu Obeida told the Palestinian news agency Ma'an that the prisoners Israel is supposed to free are prisoners jailed for anti-Israeli activity, not mere criminals. He that prisoners with only little time left on their sentence will also be excluded….