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More than 1,000 Palestinians will be released in exchange for Israeli Sgt Gilad Shalit who has been held by Palestinian militants since June 2006, when he was captured in a cross-border raid.

The announcement on Tuesday brought celebration both in the Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem (photo, from europe1.fr). (more…)

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After being sworn in as Zimbabwe’s prime minister on Wednesday, Morgan Tsvangirai spent his first full day in office visiting political prisoners that he wishes to see freed from a jail near the country’s capital, Harare. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Issuing three executive orders on Thursday, US President Barack Obama (photo, from cnn.com) took his first strides on the world stage, demonstrating a clean break from the Bush administration. (more…)

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Busloads of Palestinians set free from Israeli jails have been welcomed home by jubilant crowds. (photo, from aljazeera.net)

More than 220 Palestinians were released by Israel, which said it was a goodwill gesture towards Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (more…)

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The scheduled release by Israel of 230 Palestinian prisoners will be delayed for a week, and each side is saying the other caused the hold-up. (more…)

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A new batch of 250 Palestinians prisoners will be freed, approved the Israeli cabinet. They will be released in the occupied West Bank before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, said Israeli officials on Sunday. (more…)

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In a move seen as a goodwill gesture to bolster Mahmoud Abbas (photo, from nouvelobs.com), the Fatah Palestinian leader, more than 120 Palestinian prisoners will be freed, has pledged Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime minister. (more…)

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While Lebanon is celebrating the return of the prisoners as part of an exchange, Israel is holding military funerals for Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, two soldiers returned (photo, from boston.com) from Lebanon by the Hezbollah movement.

The Israeli soldiers are believed to have died in 2006, when they were ambushed. Their capture started the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon. (more…)

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Israel handed five Lebanese prisoners over to the Hezbollah movement, as part of a swap for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers (photo, from smh.com.au). (more…)

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The final go-ahead has been given by Israel’s cabinet, to a prisoner swap with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, though Ehud Olmert (photo, from rfi.fr), Israeli prime minister, said that the Shia group had not fully kept its side of the bargain.

The stage of the exchance has been set on Tuesday, by the cabinet’s decision. It is expected to take place during the following day. (more…)

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