32 veteran prisoners to remain in Israeli jails after upcoming release
Published Sunday 29/12/2013 (updated) 12/01/2014 11:53
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Prisoners' Society said on Sunday that 32 veteran Palestinian prisoners will remain in Israeli jails after 26 are released early Tuesday.
Twenty-six more pre-Oslo prisoners are scheduled to be released in early 2014, which would leave just six of such prisoners left in Israeli jails.
The remaining Prisoners who fit the agreed-upon criteria for the release are as follows:
1. Karim Yusif Fadel Yunis
2. Maher Abd al-Atif AbdulKadir Yunis
3. Mohammad Abd al-Hamid al-Tus
4. Ibrahim Nayef Hamdan Abu Mukh
5. Rushdi Hamdan Mohammad Abu Mukh
6. Walid Nimr Asad Dakka
7. Ibrahim Abd al-Razzaq Ahmad Bayadsa
8. Ahmad Ali Hussein Abu Jabir
9. Samir Ibrahim Mahmoud Abu Nimah
10. Mohammad Adel Hassan Dauwod
11. Bashir Abdullah Kamil al-Khatib
12. Mahmoud Othman Ibrahim Jabareen
13. Juma Ibrahim Juma Adam
14. Mahmoud Salim Suleiman Abu Kharbish
15. Samir Salih Taha Sirsaoui
16. Raed Mohammad Sharif al-Sadi
17. Faris Ahmad Mohammad Baroud
18. Ibrahim Hassan Mahmoud Ighbariya
19. Yahia Mustafa Mohammad Ighbariya
20. Mohammad Said Hassan Ighbariya
21. Mohammad Tawfiq Suleiman Jabareen
22. Diya Zakaria Shaker al-Falouji
23. Mohammad Fawzi Salama Falna
24. Nasser Hassan Abd al-Majid Abu Srour
25. Mahmoud Jamil Hassan Abu Srour
26. Mahmoud Moussa Issa Issa
27. Nael Rafiq Ibrahim Salhab
28. Mohammad Yusif Abd al-Jawad Shamasna
29. Abd al-Jawad Yusif Abd al-Jawad Shamasna
30. Aladin Fahmi Fahd al-Karki
31. Sadi Mahmoud Said al-Gharabli
32. Saed Yusif Abed Khatatba
Israel agreed to release 104 veteran Palestinian prisoners who have been in custody since before the 1993 Oslo Accords as part of a plan to resume peace negotiations after talks were halted for more than two years.
The release of the 26 Palestinian prisoners set for Dec. 31 is the third part of that four-stage deal, and Israel has already released 52 prisoners in two previous rounds.
Before the names of this round of prisoners were made public, Israeli military radio said Netanyahu would announce the construction of 1,400 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank coinciding with the release.
Over 5,200 Palestinians are being held in Israeli jails according to the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs.
Since 1967, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel, representing 20 percent of the total population and 40 percent of all males in the occupied territories.
Under international law, it is illegal to transfer prisoners outside of the occupied territory in which they are detained, and the families of Palestinian prisoners' face many obstacles in obtaining permits to see their imprisoned relatives.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.