The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Wednesday that a list of 113 prisoners Israel is expected to release next week, as part of the second phase of the swap deal which secured the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity, has been released.
As part of the deal, Israel released 477 Palestinian prisoners on October 18 and agreed to free an additional 550 detainees within two months.
According the Palestinians, among the prisoners who are set to be released is senior Force 17 – the Palestinian presidential guard in Ramallah – member Taltal Na'asan, who was arrested in 2001 for taking part in shooting attacks and planning bombing attacks.
Muhand Qalbouna, 30, a Nablus resident who was convicted of murdering 65-year-old Baruch Sasson in June 2000, is also on the list. Qalbouna murdered Sasson after the two had sexual relations at the Israeli's apartment in Netanya.
Israel is also expected to release Darwish Da'adar, a Tanzim operative who was arrested in 2004 for his involvement in the suicide bombing on King George Street in Jerusalem in 2002. The attack claimed the lives of three Israelis.
Hamas parliament member 'Abd Al-Jabr Mustafa Fukaha and Jaber Badr are also on the list. Badr, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, planned to carry out a suicide attack against Israel in 2007 – apparently at a synagogue – as revenge for Israel's policies regarding the Temple Mount.
Another Palestinian who is expected to be released is Jafr Ja'arah, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Nablus.
The Israel Prison Service said it has yet to receive the aforementioned list of Palestinian prisoners from the Justice Ministry.
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