Hamas govt releases 50 prisoners, ministry says
Published Wednesday 20/02/2013 (updated) 21/02/2013 10:03
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Hamas government in Gaza released 50 prisoners on Wednesday, a statement from the interior ministry said.
The prisoners had all served at least two-thirds of their sentence in rehabilitation centers and were released in a ceremony attended by prison officials.
During the release ceremony, prisoners promised not to commit further crimes.
The Gaza interior ministry also announced that it would release a further 93 prisoners who are serving their sentence in rehabilitation centers.