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Israel-Palestinian Peace Process:
Palestinian Prisoners Released in First Stage of "Shalit Exchange Deal"

(October 18, 2011)


Peace Process: Table of Contents | Second Stage Release | Oslo Accords


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In October 2011, the Israel Prison Service published the names of the 477 Palestinian prisoners released in the first stage of  the prisoner swap deal for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. 450 male prisoners and 27 female prisoners were released, among them 280 inmates serving life sentences.

Every one of the prisoners were transferred out of Israel proper on October 18, 2011, after Shalit was safely returned to Israel.

A total of 131 prisoners returned to Gaza; 54 to the West Bank or east Jerusalem; and 204 prisoners were deported overseas. Six of the prisoners were Arab-Israelis who were allowed to stay in Israel.

Full List of 477 Prisoners Released in First Stage - CLICK HERE

Name
Terrorist Action
Arrested
Sentence*
Release^
Walid Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Hadi Anajas
Took part in bombing at Moment Cafe in Jersualem (12 killed)
9.9.2002
36 Life
Exile
Nasir Sami Abd al-Razzaq Ali al-Nasser - Yataima
Planned bombing Passover Seder at Park Hotel in Netanyah (30 killed)
4.10.2002
29 Life
Exile
Fadi Muhammad Ibrahim al-Jaaba
Plotted suicide bombing on a Haifa bus (17 killed)
7.3.2003
18 Life
Exile
Mus’ab Ismail aI-Hashlimun
Dispatched two suicide bombers to Beersheba (16 killed)
9.9.2004
17 Life
Exile
Tamimi Aref Ahmad Ahlam (Female)
Transported suicide bomber to the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem (15 killed)
14.09.2001
16 Life
Exile
Ismail Musa Hussein Bahit

Killed 6 Palestinian "spies" and an Israeli farmer

11.4.1993
12 Life
Gaza
Ibrahim Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Jundiya
Dispatched a suicide bomber to a Jerusalem bus (11 killed)
18.1.2003
12 Life
Exile
Hisham Abd al-Qader Ibrahim Hijaz
Set up terror cell that shot at Shilo settlement (1 killed)
20.12.2003
10 Life
Exile
Mazen Muhammad Suleiman Faqha
Plotted suicide bombing on a Safed bus (9 killed)
8.5.2002
9 Life
Exile
Halil Muhammad Muhammad Abu Alba
Perpetrated attack at Azor Junction (8 killed)
14.2.2001
8 Life
Gaza
Amir Jabar Sharif Sawalma
Carried out shooting attack at IDF checkpoint in West Bank (2 killed); dispatched suicide bombers (3 killed)
28.4.2003
6 Life
Exile
Kris Adel Ishaq al-Bandak
Convicted of several shooting attacks (2 killed)
6.2.2003
4 Life
Exile
Yihia Ibrahim Hasan Al-Sinwar
Abducted and Killed IDF Soldier Nachshon Wachsman
21.1.1988
4 Life
Gaza
Muhammad Yussuf Hassan al Sharatha
Head of the cell that kidnapped & murdered Ilan Sa'adon and Avi Sasportas
9.5.1989
3 Life
Gaza
Ibrahim Sulaim Mahmud Shammasina
Murdered Ronen Karamani, Lior Tubul, Rafi Doron and IDF soldier Yehoshua Friedberg
29.12.1993
3 Life
Exile
Jihad Muhammad Shaker Yaghmur
Involved in abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman
14.10.1994
1 Life
Exile
Yussuf Dhib Hamed Abu Aadi
Stabbed IDF soldier Nir Kahana at the Qalandiya checkpoint
28.12.2005
1 Life
Exile
Muna Jawad Ali Amna (Female)
Accomplice in the murder of 16-year-old Ofir Nahum
20.01.2001
1 Life
Exile
Abd al-Aziz Yussuf Mustafa Salehi
Perpetrated lynching of IDF soldiers Vadim Norzhich and Yosef Avrahami
16.6.2001
1 Life
Exile
Fuad Muhammad Abdulhadi Amrin
Stabbed and murdered 15 year old Helena Rapp in Bat Yam
24.5.1992
1 Life
Gaza
Rami Zaki Ibrahim al-Masri
Perpetrated lynching of IDF soldiers Vadim Norzhich and Yosef Avrahami
6.11.2006
40 Years
Gaza
Muhammad Ahmed Tawfiq Jabarin
Planned attack on Bus 405 by Islamic Jihad (16 killed)
6.10.1988
30 Years
Israel
Lui Muhammad Ahmed Awda
Organized unsuccessful suicide bombing in Jerusalem
6.4.2002
28 Years
Exile
Ashraf Khalid Husain Hanani
Caught with explosive device in Jerusalem's Old City
17.7.2006
27 Years
Exile
Amjad Ahmad Muhammad Abu Arqub
Recruited man who carried out attack in Carmei Tzur (3 killed)
9.10.2002
25 Years
Exile
Kabel Sami Mustafa Sha'ablu
Aided a suicide bombing in the entrance to the West Bank city of Ariel
13.3.2003
25 Years
Exile
Nahid Abd al-Rauf al-Fakhuri
Recruited suicide bombers in Hebron
6.6.2002
22 Years
Exile
Ayad Musa Salem Abayat
Killed IDF soldiers Lt. David-Hen Cohen and Sgt. Shlomo Adshina
2.11.2003
21 Years
Exile
Ibrahim Muhammad Yunus Dar Musa
Took part in the attacks in Zrifin army base and the Hillel coffee shop in Jerusalem (14 total killed)
14.9.2004
17 Years
Exile

* - Life means life sentence (18 Life would mean 18 consecutive life sentences)
^ - Terms of release set by Israel. Exile could mean to Gaza or abroad.


Sources: Haaretz, Israel Prison Service, Ynet News, Israel Matzav, Tablet Magazine, Haaretz, Ynet News, Jerusalem Post

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