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150 prisoners released in Gaza for Eid holiday

12:00 Aug 29 2011 Gaza City

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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Hamas-run ministry of interior in the Gaza Strip released 150 detainees Monday morning for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, a statement said.

Nasser Suleiman, director of police rehabilitation centers, said that 87 convicts have been released permanently, six on probation and 55 temporarily to spend the Eid holiday with their families.

Prisoners on temporary release will return to prison on September 3rd, he said.

The release was carried out by interior minister Fathi Hammad after orders from Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
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