The Security Cabinet decided to release 20 Palestinian women security prisoners and detainees, according to the proposal of the team responsible for negotiating the release of Gilad Shalit.

 Security Cabinet Communique

 

Photo: GPO

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
The Security Cabinet this morning (Wednesday), 30 September 2009, decided to release 20 Palestinian women security prisoners and detainees, according to the proposal of the team responsible for negotiating the release of Gilad Shalit. According to the mediators’ proposal, Israel will receive updated and unequivocal proof regarding the well-being and status of Gilad Shalit. Proof that he is alive will be delivered to Israel by the mediators in the form of a recently recorded video tape.
 
Prime Minister Netanyahu commended Haggai Hadas and the negotiating team for their professional work, far from the public eye and said, "It is important that the entire world know that Gilad Shalit is alive and well and that Hamas is responsible for his well-being and fate."
 
The Security Cabinet decided to respond to the Egyptian initiative as a confidence-building measure in the framework of the indirect negotiations. All of this is ahead of the decisive stages in the negotiations for Gilad Shalit’s release and on the basis of the Government of Israel’s determination to bring him back home quickly while upholding the State of Israel’s vital interests.
 
The list of women prisoners and detainees designated for release, as well as information about them and the release process, may be obtained at the Justice Ministry Pardons Department. The list will be posted in the coming hours on the Israel Prison Service website (Hebrew).
 
A senior source in the Prime Minister’s Bureau reports that negotiating team head Haggai Hadas is in continuous contact with the Shalit family and is updating them on all developments. "The negotiations are still expected to be long and arduous," the source said, "We will continue to make determined efforts to bring Gilad back home, safe and sound, as quickly as possible."

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Notification of the release of Palestinian prisoners 30 Sept 2009
(Communicated by the Israel Prison Service)
 
By the decision of the Political-Security Cabinet on September 30, 2009, 20 Palestinian women, sentenced and pre-trial prisoners, including humanitarian cases, will be released by October 2, 2009, in accordance with the proposal of the negotiation team dealing with the release of Gilad Shalit, and in order to receive a "sign of life" and as a step for building future trust.

The list of prisoners has been examined by legal and Israel Security Agency authorities and the prisoners have been found suitable for release from the perspective of danger to the public and the charges against them.

List of prisoners as published by Haaretz:

1) Ayat Kisi – Sentenced to one year and eight months for attempted murder. Original release date: November 18, 2009.

2) Rojena Riyad Mohammed Jinajira – Sentenced to three years for conspiracy and attempted murder. Original release date: June 9, 2011.

3) Rimat abu Ayisha – Sentenced to nine months for membership in a banned organization. Original release date: November 13, 2009.

4) Haba Assad Halil Alantasha – Sentenced to three years and four months for attempted murder. Original release date: March 03, 2011.

5) Samud Abdullah Halil – Sentenced to one year and eight months for attacking a soldier and possession of a knife with the intent to cause bodily harm. Original release date: December 15, 2009.

6) Mimouna Javrin – Detained without bail pending trial for attempted murder and possession of a weapon with the intent to cause bodily harm.

7) Jihad Abu-Turki – Sentenced to one year and three months for attempted murder and possession of a weapon with the intent to cause bodily harm. Original release date: May 24, 2011.

8) Barah Malki – Sentenced to eleven months for attempted murder and assault of a police officer in the line of duty. Original release date: November 11, 2009.

9) Lila Mohammed Tzalah al-Buhari – Sentenced to eight years and four months for attempted murder. Original release date: October 31, 2010.

10) Fatima Yunus al-Zak – Held without bail pending trial for charges of undergoing paramilitary training, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon.

11) Nifin Halil Abdallah Dak – sentenced to three and a half years for attempted murder. Original release date: January 01, 2010.

12) Kafah Bahash – Sentenced to a year and a half for assaulting a soldier. Original release date: July 02, 2010.

13) Linan Yusuf Abu Ghulma – Sentenced to six years for attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon. Original release date: September 08, 2010.

14) Shirin Mohammed Hasan – Sentenced to three years and nine months for attempted murder. Original release date: March 04, 2010.

15) Sana’a Tzalah Hagargah – Sentenced to two years in prison for attempted murder and possession of a weapon. Original release date: August 05, 2010.

16) Sabeena Ziad Mohammed Manal – Sentenced to seven years for membership in a banned organization, conspiracy and attempted murder. Original release date: November 19, 2010.

17) Zahoor Abed Hamdan – Sentenced to eight years for attempted murder. Original release date: May 15, 2011.

18) Hiam Ahmed Yusuf Ba’id – Sentenced to three years and four months for membership in a banned organization. Original release date: May 07, 2010.

19) Nahad Farhat Daghra – Held without bail pending trial for assaulting a soldier and possession of a weapon.

20) Najuah Abed Alghani – Held without bail pending trial for membership in an illegal organization and disturbing the peace