‚Israel to free 550 Fatah members in Schalit deal‘

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1


'Israel to free 550 Fatah members in Schalit deal'

Egyptian diplomat says Cairo persuaded Israel that second batch of prisoners to be released in 2 months be from Fatah, AFP reports.

Israel will release 550 Fatah prisoners as part of the deal with Hamas to secure the freedom of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, AFP reported on Friday, citing an Egyptian diplomat.
A total of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners will be released in the deal, in two stages. In the first stage, 450 prisoners will be released. Schalit will then be sent to Israel, and another 550 prisoners will be released two months later….