List of Palestinian Prisoners Released
in Second Stage of "Shalit Exchange Deal"
(December 19, 2011)
List of Prisoners Released in First Stage - CLICK HERE
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Pursuant to the Government of Israel's decision from October 11, 2011, to approve the proceedings of the agreement for the liberation of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit held by Hamas, 550 prisoners were released on Sunday December 18th, 2011, as the second stage of the exchange agreement.
Out of the 550 set free, all were returned to the West Bank through the Betunia crossing except for 41 prisoners transferred to Gaza and 2 through the Allenby Crossing into Jordan. Two other prisoners were returned to their homes in East Jerusalem.
Defense officials noted that about 400 of the prisoners had already completed two-thirds of their respective sentences and that none were defined as having "blood on their hands." As opposed to those prisoners released in the first stage, none of the 550 prisoners released in the second stage were serving life sentences.
Full List of 550 Prisoners Released in Second Stage - CLICK HERE
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Source: Israel Prison Service; Ynet News