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Israeli prison authorities say 39 Palestinians released under hostage deal

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Published: 15:26, 26 November 2023  
Israeli prison authorities say 39 Palestinians released under hostage deal

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Prison authorities in Israel released 39 Palestinian detainees, they said early Sunday, under an agreement between Israel and Hamas that earlier saw 13 Israeli hostages freed by the Islamist movement from the Gaza Strip.

Television images showed prisoners being welcomed home in annexed east Jerusalem. The most prominent individual listed as being released was Israa Jaabis, 38, who was convicted of detonating a gas cylinder in her car at a checkpoint in 2015, wounding a police officer, and sentenced to 11 years in prison, reports BSS/AFP

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