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Second phase of prisoner swap ready

Second phase of prisoner swap ready

JERUSALEM, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Israeli prison officials listed 114 Palestinian detainees to be freed in the second phase of a prisoner swap, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said Wednesday.

Shrapnel removed from Shalit's arm

HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has undergone surgery to have seven pieces of shrapnel removed from his elbow and forearm, Ynetnews reported.
Israel defense chief: Iran our main threat

Israel defense chief: Iran our main threat

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Amid continuing concern that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is inclined to order military action against Iran's nuclear program, a key Defense Ministry chief says, "Iran is out central threat."

Israeli group opposes more prisoner swaps

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An Israeli group opposed to the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap says it will publicly detail crimes committed by prisoners involved in the exchange.

Egypt to free Israeli in prisoner swap?

CAIRO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Israel has agreed to a prisoner exchange for the release of Ouda Tarabin, a Bedouin Israeli convicted of espionage in Egypt, an Egyptian official says.

Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel

GAZA, West Bank, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Israel said its Air Force struck three targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday in retaliation for rockets fired from Hamas-controlled territory into southern Israel.
Israel revisits kidnap prevention protocol

Israel revisits kidnap prevention protocol

JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A threat by Hamas to kidnap more Israeli soldiers has prompted Israel's military to revisit its prevention protocol, the army said.
Shalit undergoing medical tests

Shalit undergoing medical tests

JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas for more than five years reported to a hospital in central Israel Tuesday for medical tests, the military said.
Shalit's father says son needs time

Shalit's father says son needs time

JERUSALEM, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Gilad Shalit's father told reporters and well-wishers they have to be patient and give his son time to recover now that he is back home in Israel.
Abbas to Israel: Release more prisoners

Abbas to Israel: Release more prisoners

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel should agree to release more prisoners under a deal he reached with a former Israeli prime minister.
U.S. had concerns about Shalit swap

U.S. had concerns about Shalit swap

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The United States had concerns about some Palestinian prisoners Israel freed to secure the release of Gilad Shalit, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.
Who really won in the Shalit swap?

Who really won in the Shalit swap?

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- European leaders praised the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as a boost for Middle East peace, though one analyst said it's a key victory for Hamas.
Palestinians welcome returning prisoners

Palestinians welcome returning prisoners

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands rallied in Ramallah, West Bank, and Gaza Tuesday to celebrate the release of hundreds of prisoners freed by Israel.
Shalit freed; calls family

Shalit freed; calls family

RAFAH, Gaza, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was on Israeli soil Tuesday for the first time since he was captured by Hamas five years ago.
Court hears petitions against Shalit deal

Court hears petitions against Shalit deal

JERUSALEM, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked Israel's high court Monday to reject petitions against releasing some Palestinian prisoners in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.
Prisoners readied for exchange in Israel

Prisoners readied for exchange in Israel

JERUSALEM, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The first of the Palestinian prisoners to be freed in a trade for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit were taken to two prisons for processing Sunday, officials said.

Hamas prepares to welcome prisoners

GAZA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- While Hamas begins preparations to welcome released Palestinian prisoners to Gaza, Ynetnews says new demands by the group might delay the exchange.
P.A. official says Shalit deal suspicious

P.A. official says Shalit deal suspicious

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority is accusing Hamas of diverting attention from the P.A. president as he bids for international recognition of a Palestinian state.

Labor condemns Rabin memorial vandalism

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Israel's Labor party denounced the Friday morning defacement of the memorial honoring the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin as "hatred."

Hamas says no agreement on kidnappings

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Hamas officials told an Arab-language newspaper in London the militant Palestinian group has not agreed to stop kidnapping Israeli soldiers.

Israel apologizes for killing of Egyptians

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt said Israel has apologized for the deaths of six members of Egyptian security forces near the Sinai border in August.
Shalit taken to Cairo for medical exams

Shalit taken to Cairo for medical exams

JERUSALEM, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has reportedly been transferred to Cairo for medical and identification examinations before his release from Hamas.
Israel prepares for prisoner exchange

Israel prepares for prisoner exchange

JERUSALEM, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Israel began preparations Wednesday to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the Prison Service said.
Israel, Hamas: Shalit deal reached

Israel, Hamas: Shalit deal reached

JERUSALEM, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Israel and Hamas say they have reached a tentative agreement to exchange captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners in Israel.
Israel softens stance on prisoner swap

Israel softens stance on prisoner swap

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Israel has reportedly agreed to release all female Palestinian prisoners in return for the return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, sources in London said.
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