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'More wanted Palestinians to be pardoned'

Palestinian sources say Israel to pardon 110 wanted Fatah members; report unconfirmed by Israel

Israel will pardon dozens more wanted Palestinians, according to Palestinian sources. Israel has not confirmed the report.


Following an amnesty deal including over 170 wanted Palestinians last month, Palestinian sources said Israeli security sources surprised their Palestinian counterparts over the weekend with a list of wanted Fatah members to be pardoned by Israel.


The list was sent to Ziad Hab al-Reeh, commander of the Preventive Security forces in the West Bank, and included the names of 110 wanted Palestinians who Israel would no longer pursue if they disarmed and signed an agreement according to which they would no longer engage in terror related activities.


According to the agreement, the Fatah members to be pardoned are meant to spend three months in the Palestinian military headquarters, and refrain from all arms-bearing activities.


A Palestinian security source said the men included on the list were charged with offences for which they could be sentenced for up to five years in prison; senior wanted Fatah members were not on the list.


The same source said that negotiations were continuing regarding the remaining 153 wanted Fatah member in the West Bank.


פרסום ראשון: 08.18.07, 13:49
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