Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Israel Set to Free Palestinian Prisoners
Right now there are more than 10,000 Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails. The last major release of prisoners was in July, after the Hamas movement seized control of the Gaza Strip. Now the Israeli cabinet has agreed to free about 90 Palestinian prisoners in a move aimed at boosting support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. They say the prisoners' names will be confirmed later. It's expected that they will not include anyone who has killed or wounded Israelis. You certainly can't blame them for that.