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  • Israeli officials foil Palestinian prisoners’ escape plan

    June 13, 2014 | 10:59 am

    Palestinian prisoners serving time in an Israeli prison dug a tunnel and prepared fake uniforms in what prison authorities said was a foiled escape plan.

    The 12-foot tunnel was discovered Thursday at the Shita maximum security prison in northern Israel, Israel Radio reported.

    ...
  • Dozens of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners moved to Israeli hospitals

    May 29, 2014 | 8:59 am

    At least 40 Palestinians in Israeli prisons have been hospitalized in Israel following a hunger strike lasting more than a month.

    None of the prisoners had a life-threatening condition, an Israel Prison Service spokesman told The New York Times on Wednesday.

    But the Palestinian...

  • Palestinian prisoner release on track after High Court ruling

    August 13, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Israel was set to free 26 Palestinian prisoners within hours to help underpin renewed peace talks, after its High Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal against their release by relatives of some of the Israelis they killed.

    Authorities planned to transport the group from jail in...

  • Palestinian prisoner list released prior to renewed talks

    August 12, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A committee of Israeli government ministers released a list of Palestinian prisoners to be freed by Israel in advance of the first round of peace negotiations.

    The list released at 1 a.m. Monday includes 14 prisoners who will be transferred this week to Gaza, several of whom are...

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  • Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails lauch hunger strike over dead inmate

    April 3, 2013 | 7:21 am

    More than 4,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched a hunger strike over the death of a Palestinian inmate from cancer.

    The inmates sent back their food on Wednesday morning to protest the death of Maysara Abuhamdieh, 64, of esophageal cancer. Many also had sent...

  • April 2, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 2, 2013 | 3:51 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. accuses Egypt of stifling freedom of expression

    To Read: A Washington Post editorial urges the Obama administration to pressure Egypt to prevent new crippling restrictions on western NGOs:

    The Obama administration and other Western governments are...

  • UNICEF: Israel mistreats Palestinian children in custody

    March 6, 2013 | 8:33 am

    Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a UNICEF report said on Wednesday.The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, most of them...

  • February 22, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2013 | 3:52 am

    Headline: GOP senator’s backing gives Hagel enough support to be Pentagon chief

    To Read:  Jacques E.C. Hymans thinks that the US and Israel have been misrepresenting the Iranian threat-

    As the little shepherd boy learned, crying wolf too early and too often destroys one's...

  • Several reported wounded in riots in support of jailed Palestinians

    February 15, 2013 | 6:50 am

    Several people were injured in West Bank protests staged in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.

    An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly wounded on Feb. 15 near Baytuniya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Several hundred protesters pelted the checkpoint with...

  • Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike

    April 17, 2012 | 10:00 am

    At least 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended hunger strike.

    The hunger strikes began Tuesday, on what the Palestinians observe as Prisoners’ Day, which honors prisoners being held in Israeli jails.

    Another 2,300 prisoners declared that they...

  • Israel frees 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

    December 19, 2011 | 12:02 am

    Israel released 550 Palestinian prisoners Sunday in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip.

    While many of the 450 prisoners freed on October 18 in the first phase of the Egyptian-brokered prisoner...

  • Opinion: Shalit deal only worsens the conflict

    October 24, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    No one should mistake the afterglow in Israel from the release of Gilad Shalit, or the rare sight of Israelis and Palestinians showing mutual flexibility and actually concluding an agreement, as hopeful signs for the prospects of peace. Just the opposite: Shalit’s release, in...

  • Peres visits Shalit at home

    October 24, 2011 | 9:13 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visited Gilad Shalit at his home in northern Israel, the first Israeli official to visit since the soldier’s return.

    Peres traveled to Mitzpe Hila on Monday.

    “I came on behalf of the whole nation to tell you how happy we are to have you home,” Peres...

  • Livni slams Shalit prisoner exchange

    October 23, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni criticized the prisoner swap that freed Gilad Shalit, saying it weakened Israel and strengthened Hamas.

    In an interview Sunday on Israel Radio, Livni asserted that the next phase of the deal, in which 550 Palestinian prisoners are to be...

  • Day one of freedom for Gilad Shalit

    October 19, 2011 | 9:29 am

    Gilad Shalit, whose skinny frame is the talk of Israel, took a morning stroll with his mother outside the family home in a leafy village in northern Israel, accompanied by police who formed a protective guard around him.

    Israel media reported that Shalit, dressed in a t-shirt,...

  • Prisoner swap for Gilad Shalit underway

    October 17, 2011 | 10:50 pm

    A long-awaited prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas began before dawn on Tuesday when the first of hundreds of Palestinian inmates were bused from their jails to border crossings where they will be swapped for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The first phase of the...

  • Top Israeli court gives green light for Shalit swap

    October 17, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Israel and the Gaza Strip’s Islamist Hamas rulers prepared to implement a prisoner swap on Tuesday in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be exchanged for hundreds of Palestinians.

    The deal was given the all-clear by Israel’s highest court late on Monday after it rejected...

  • Israeli Supreme Court discusses prisoner exchange appeals

    October 17, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Israelis opposed to a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas sought Supreme Court intervention on Monday to block the release of hundreds of jailed Palestinians in return for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The first phase of the swap, to take place on Tuesday, should bring to a...

  • TIMELINE: Gilad Shalit, held for five years

    October 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza have agreed on a deal to swap the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive for five years, for the release of a proposed 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

    Here is a timeline of events since Shalit was captured:

    June 25, 2006
    -...

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