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Palestine calls for release of Marwan Barghouti during negotiations with Israel

Palestine calls for release of Marwan Barghouti during negotiations with Israel

March 26 (UPI) -- Palestinian leaders call for the release of political prisoner Marwan Barghouti during peace negotiations with Israel. Barghouti may run for President.
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Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

Barghouti slams Palestinian Authority for not securing release

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti accused the Palestinian Authority of not doing enough to secure his release from an Israeli prison.

Palestinian official: Israel to free 550

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Israel will release 550 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region, a Palestinian official said.

'Palestinian Spring' protests urged

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti called for West Bank and Gaza "Palestinian Spring" protests to force Fatah and Hamas political leaders to reconcile.
Palestinian prisoners refuse deportation

Palestinian prisoners refuse deportation

JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Two Palestinian leaders Israel has agreed to release in a prisoner swap for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit refuse to be deported, a Palestinian minister said.

Israel to free 200 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's cabinet voted Sunday to release 200 Palestinian prisoners at the urging of outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Jailed militant ponders PA leadership bid

Jailed militant ponders PA leadership bid

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Jailed Palestinian militant leader Marwan Barghouti said through his attorney he is weighing a possible bid for the Palestinian Authority presidency.

Israeli PM rejects Shalit prisoner deal

JERUSALEM, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Aides for Israel's prime minister deny a jailed Fatah leader likely will be part of a prisoner swap to free kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel frees 429 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Israel released 429 Palestinian security prisoners in three waves Monday in a goodwill gesture to bolster ongoing peace negotiations.

Barghouti: Palestinians will back peace

JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said Sunday he believes Palestinians would back a peace agreement with Israel.

PA demands prisoner release in Israel

JERUSALEM, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority demands for a prisoner release include freeing a Fatah leader serving life in prison for killing four Israelis and a Greek monk.

Israeli minister suggests prisoner swap

JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An Israeli Cabinet minister suggested Tuesday swapping a jailed Palestinian militant for an Israeli soldier kidnapped 15 months ago.

Israel taking steps in prisoner exchange

ASHKELON, Israel, July 9 (UPI) -- The Israeli government began taking steps Monday towards a prisoner exchange with Hamas with a secret meeting with convicted killer Marwan Barghouti.

Hamas support plummets in Palestinian poll

GAZA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- After one year with parliamentary majority, the Palestinian Hamas party is blamed for a worsening of security by 76 percent of Palestinians in a poll.

Imprisoned Fatah leader speaks out

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Fatah leader imprisoned in Israel says the Palestinians must combine resistance and negotiation to end what he called "the siege" conditions they live in.

Israel, Abbas talk prisoners secretly

JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Two Israeli envoys had secret talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on prisoner exchanges, Haartez reported Tuesday.

Israel reportedly ups offer for soldier

JERUSALEM, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Israel would be willing to exchange 1,000 prisoners for captured soldier Gilad Shalit, a senior source told Haaretz.

Hamas sets new terms for soldier's release

GAZA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Hamas has new demands for a Palestinian prisoner release in exchange for the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier, London's al-Hayat reported Thursday.

Report: Pollard may be freed in deal

JERUSALEM, April 16 (UPI) -- An Israeli-U.S. deal may free an Israeli spy held in a U.S. prison for 21 years in exchange for Israel releasing a Palestinian leader, a report says.

Palestinian council includes 14 in jail

JERUSALEM, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- At least 14 Palestinians elected to the new Palestinian Legislative Council this week are Israeli prisoners, the Jerusalem Post reported. The director-general of the Mandela Institute for Human Rights says 14 security prisoners in Israeli jails apparently

31 jailed Palestinians on Wednesday ballot

JERUSALEM, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- There were 31 candidates in Israeli prisons among those running in Wednesday's Palestinian parliamentary elections, including convicted terrorists.

Fatah in-fighting could delay PA election

GAZA, West Bank, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Infighting in the ruling Fatah party among traditionalists and the younger faction could delay elections next month for the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian president threatens to resign

JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Divisions in Fatah, the main Palestinian faction, have broken sharply into the open with the Palestinian president threatening to resign. Mahmoud Abbas said would step down unless a rival slate of younger Fatah members for the Jan. 25 legislative election

Jailed Palestinian leader supports truce

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A top Palestinian leader held in an Israeli jail was reported Saturday as supporting a cease-fire with Israel, saying it was a chance that may lead to peace.

Fatah militants to join PA security

GAZA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday ordered members of the al-Aqsa Brigades, Fatah's armed wing, to join the security forces.
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