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Hamas warns that American moves against freed freed Palestinian prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi might undermine efforts to reach prisoner swap deal

Member of Hamas Political Bureau Musa Dodeen has warned that American moves against freed Palestinian prisoner Ahlam Al-Tamimi might undermine efforts to reach prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel. His remarks came following a letter signed by seven American congressmen sent to the Jordanian embassy in Washington requesting Al-Tamimi be handed over to Israel for retrial. Al-Tamimi, who was …

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Hamas talks on prisoner swap with Israel ‘ebb and flow’

A senior Hamas official said on Sunday that talks on a prisoner swap with Israel “ebb and flow”, Al-Watan Voice has reported. Mahmoud Al-Zahar made his comment in an interview with the Arabic language Al-Ghad TV. “We must take a deep breath, have good preparation and be prepared to exert pressure,” explained Al-Zahar. “Moreover, there must be a mediator.” The …

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Negotiating with the enemy: Hamas and Israeli prisoner exchange talks

Israeli officials are quietly confirming that “significant” talks are underway with Hamas to strike a prisoner swap deal to return a number of Israeli soldiers held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Last month, Ismail Haniyeh, chief of Hamas’ political bureau, announced in a television interview with the London-based Al-Araby TV network: “We have four prisoners and we are ready …

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Israeli court extends detention of prisoner Aya Khatib

An Israeli court in Haifa city on Sunday rejected a request to place Palestinian prisoner Aya al-Khatib under house arrest and decided to extend her detention and postpone her trial until May 13. The court has extended the detention of 31-year-old Khatib, a Palestinian woman from Ar’ara town in the 1948 occupied lands, several times since she was kidnaped from …

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Erekat calls for immediate release of Palestinian prisoner with COVID-19

Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s Executive Committee, has called upon the Israeli authorities to immediately release Mohammad Majed Hassan, a Palestinian prisoner in its jails who was diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). Erekat said in a tweet that the continued detention of Hasan by Israeli occupation authorities was a blatant violation of Israel’s “obligations under international …

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Israeli occupation crimes are continuing towards the Palestinian prisoners

Prisoners’ Media declares that The Eshel Prison Administration procrastinated in providing treatment to the sick prisoner, “Karim Ibrahim Abu Mariya” (20 years), from the town of Beit Ummar, Hebron District. They refuses also to carry out the necessary examinations for five months and postponed his transfer to the hospital several times.Karims uffers from Dizziness and pain in the head and …

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Israeli army sanctions law banning money to Palestinian prisoners

The Hebrew media on Monday revealed that the Israeli military commander in the occupied West Bank recently signed a new decree considering the stipends paid to Palestinian prisoners “prohibited money.” According to Israel’s channel seven, this military order will take effect as of May 9 and will allow Israel to confiscate prisoners’ stipends from banks or Palestinian citizens. Meanwhile, the …

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EuroPal Forum highlights Israeli racism and medical negligence of Palestinian prisoners

On 17 April 2020, Palestinian Prisoners Day, EuroPal Forum hosted a webinar via the ZOOM communications platform titled ‘5000 Prisoners: Israeli Racism and Medical Negligence Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak’. The webinar, which heard from Motasem Dalloul, Akram Satari, and Charlotte Kates, sought to bridge the lack of coverage on the issue of Palestinian prisoners through facilitating a forum to better …

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Palestine: ‘Hamas strives for release of Palestinian detainees’

The Palestinian Hamas group stressed Friday its determination to set free Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, Anadolu Agency reports. The group continues its efforts to defend the rights of Palestinians in Israeli prisons through political and legal means, Maher Salah, the head of Hamas in the Palestinian diaspora, said in a written statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Hamas is …

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Haniyeh: Hamas will not abandon Palestinian prisoners wherever they are

The head of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said the movement will not abandon Palestinian prisoners detained by Israel or Arab countries, calling on Arab officials and popular organisations to shoulder their responsibilities towards them. Haniyeh made the remarks during two telephone calls with the President of the Arab and International Forum for Justice for Palestine, Maan Bashour,  and the …

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