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Prisoners slated for release in Shalit video deal named
Majority of 20 female Palestinian prisoners pardoned in exchange for proof of life from Hamas-held soldier were to be released within year's time. List does not include convicted murderers
The names of the 20 Palestinian prisoners slated to be released in exchange for a video providing proof captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is alive, have been released.

 

The exchange is meant to serve as the first step in a deal to secure the soldier's release. None of the women on the list have been convicted of murder and the majority of them were slated to be released within a year's time, regardless of the deal.

 

Fourteen of the prisoners are accused of attempted murder and four are being detained pending the conclusion of the proceedings against them. The last of the prisoners are slated to be released by June 2011.

 

These are the woman to be freed in exchange for the video, and the charges against them:

  • Ayat Qaisi – attempted murder

  • Rujina Riyad Muhammad Jenajra – conspiracy to commit a crime and attempted murder
  • Rima abu-Ayesha – affiliation with an illegal organization
  • Heba Asaad Khaleel al-Natsha – attempted murder
  • Abdullah Khalil –assault on a military official and carrying a knife with intent to harm
  • Maymona Jabbarin – indicted for attempted murder and carrying a knife with intent to harm. Remanded for duration of proceedings
  • Jihad abu-Turki – attempted murder and carrying a knife with intent to harm
  • Bara'ah Malki – attempted murder and carrying a knife with intent to harm
  • Bukhari Muhammad Saleh Layla – attempted murder
  • Fatema Yunis Azzeq – indicted for illegal military training, carrying a firearm, attempted murder. Remanded for duration of proceedings.
  • Neveen Khalil Abdallah Daka – attempted murder
  • Kifah Bahash – assault on a military official
  • Linan Yussef Mussa Hanani Abu Gholma – carrying a firearm and attempted murder
  • Shereen Muhammad Khalil Hassan – attempted murder

  • Sana Hajajre Salah – attempted murder and carrying a knife with intent to harm
  • Manal Ziad Muhammad Raja Saba’nah – attempted murder and carrying a knife with intent to harm
  • Hamdan Abd Jiyad Zuhur – attempted murder
  • Baid Ahmed Yusuf Hiyam – affiliation with an illegal organization
  • Nahada Farhat da'areh, indicted for assault on a military official, carrying a knife with intent to harm. Remanded for duration of proceedings.
  • Nagua Abdelgani - indicted for affiliation with an illegal organization, public disorder. Remanded for duration of proceedings.

 

Earlier, Hamas deputy politburo chief Moussa Abu Marzouk said the "video deal is an important step that lays the groundwork for the release of all the Palestinian prisoners". According to Abu Marzouk, further details on the deal can be expected by Friday at the latest.

 

He said the Palestinians are not backing down from their demands and he encouraged organizations to continue attempting to capture Israeli soldiers to be exchanged for Palestinian prisoners.

 

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