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Palestinian Prisoners

Unconscious Hunger Striker Tests Controversial Israeli Force-Feeding Law

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) -- Hospital-bound and shackled, Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan was 60 days into his hunger strike, launched in protest of...

Palestinian Prisoners In Israel End Mass Hunger Strike

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday ended their 63-day-long hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison author...

Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners Ahead Of Kerry Visit

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | World

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, days before U.S. Secretary of...

Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released a...

Israel Agrees To Release 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel agreed Sunday to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to the ...

Free More Killers, Please

David Cahn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen
David Cahn

If a man's hero is what he aspires to be some day, then Palestinians politicians are telling their constituents that they ought to become martyrs, brutally killing Israeli civilians. As an independent nation, the Palestinian Authority would be anything but good neighbors.

Palestinian Prisoners Freed To Heroes' Welcome As Peace Talks Resume

Evening Standard, London | Bo Wilson | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

TWENTY-SIX Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel were mobbed as they crossed checkpoints into the West Bank and Gaza. The move was part of a politica...

Jerusalem's Status Is Key To Peace Talks' Outcome

USA Today | Oren Dorell | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

(RNS) As Israeli and Palestinian negotiators prepare for preliminary talks in Washington on Monday (July 29), the future of Jerusalem — holy to thre...

Israel Agrees To Free 104 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel's Cabinet agreed...

Israel To Vote On Freeing Palestinian Prisoners Ahead Of Peace Talks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — In April 1993, Omar Masoud and three accomplices broke into a European aid office in Gaza City, grabbed a young Israeli ...

Israel To Free 'Hardcore' Palestinian Prisoners

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him ...

Palestinian Prisoners Smuggle Sperm Out Of Israeli Jails, Wives Become Pregnant, Doctor Claims

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

NABLUS, West Bank -- A Palestinian fertility doctor claimed Wednesday that he has used prisoners' sperm smuggled out of Israeli jails to help their wi...

Nonviolent and Community Action Produces Results in Mideast

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Injustice is recognized, clear attainable goals are identified, comprehensive plans are assembled, hard work is invested over a long period and the public is involved. All this is done without violence, with strong determination and active effort and follow up.

Palestinian Prisoners Agree To End Hunger Strike

AP | DIAA HADID and IAN DEITCH | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to halt a weekslong hunger strike on Monday in exchange for promises of better conditions, ...

LOOK: Portraits Of Hunger Strikers

AP | DUSAN VRANIC | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

KUFR RAI, West Bank -- For the thousands of Palestinian families who have a relative in Israeli detention, a photograph is the only real contact with ...

More Than 1000 Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

By Noah Browning JENIN, West Bank, April 30 (Reuters) - A hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners against Israel's jail policies has sw...

Hundreds Of Palestinian Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike

AP | HAITHAM HAMAD | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel launched a hunger strike on Tuesday, officials said, protesting their con...

Freed Palestinian Prisoners Begin New Lives In Gaza

AP | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian prisoners sent to the Gaza Strip in a swap for a captive Israeli soldier last week are contemplating the rest of ...

Shalit Swap: Only Temporary Relief for Israel/Palestine

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Yavuz Baydar

When the euphoria in Israel and Gaza is over, the agenda will come back to its real content: can negotiations start (seriously, this time) between Israel and the Palestinian Authority for a peace deal?

Highlighting the Palestinian Human Narrative

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israeli was very successful in painting a human portrait of Gilad Shalit. Now after the prisoner release, many Palestinian stories are being heard for the first time.

Emotional Welcome In Gaza For Freed Palestinian Prisoners

AP | DIAA HADID and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tens of thousands of flag-waving Palestinians celebrated the homecoming Tuesday of hundreds of prisoners exchanged for a...

Many Prisoners To Be Released In Swap Face Deportation, Says Hamas Official

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Some Palestinians criticized Hamas on Thursday for conceding too much in its deal to swap a captured Israeli soldier for m...

Hamas: 1,027 Palestinian Prisoners To Be Freed In Gilad Shalit Prisoner Swap

AP | DAN PERRY and ARON HELLER | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

By DAN PERRY and ARON HELLER, The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a much-anticipated prisoner exchange that could have broad implications, Is...

Al Eid Without a Father and Husband

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

Al Eid is a holy time of the year for Muslims, when families gather and visit each other. But with my husband in Israeli jail, it's hard to enjoy this Al Eid in the same way.

Free Gilad Shalit, Deal With Hamas

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

After four years of captivity, why not give his suffering meaning by achieving his freedom in a way that promotes an end to this pointless and brutal conflict?