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Qaraqe: 2nd batch of Pre-Oslo prisoners to be released on Oct 29th
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Gaza, ALRAY - The second batch of the long-serving prisoners will be released on October 29th, said Ramallah minister of prisoners' Affairs Issa Qaraqe.

Qaraqe said Friday during a meeting with a number of the prisoners’ relatives that the third batch will be released on December 29th, while the fourth on March 28th , 2014.

All long-serving prisoners detained before the signing of Oslo Accords in May 1994 will be released as the agreement concluded by Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel.

The Israeli occupation authorities released in the middle of August 26 prisoners as the first batch out of 104 prisoners in conjunction with the resumption of negotiations between the PA and the Israeli occupation after a 3-year-long stalemate.

The minister stressed that the release of prisoners is not linked to the development in the negotiations and that no prisoner will be deported away from home.

Ahrar Center for Prisoners’ Studies and Human Rights documented 250 detentions in August alone, 5 from the Gaza Strip and 245 from the occupied West Bank.