RELEASED AND 11,000 ARE WAITING
Zionist occupation forces released 57 prisoner in the West Bank on Monday.
And 29 from the Gaza Strip a day later than planned in what is seen
as an attempt to bolster the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas.
prisoners entered Gaza through the Erez border crossing. Jubilant
relatives and friends were there to greet them.
were originally due for release on Monday, along with 57 West Bankers, but
were kept back because the Zionist president had not signed their
Peres signed the papers last night without explaining the delay.
officials have welcomed the release despite the fact that the release was
to get a benefit not to have a solution to the issue of Palestinian
other officials rebuke such a release and said this is to destroy the
issue of prisoners who have the right to live as any human in the world.
BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Ramallah notes that, according to figures from the
UN, the number of detainees being released is less than the average number
of Palestinians detained by Israeli forces each month.
Abbas, is expected to meet the Zionist chief Olmert later this
week for more preparatory talks ahead of a Middle East peace conference
due to be held in the US in November.
Correspondents say "Israel" has been keen to strengthen the position of Mr Abbas and his Fatah faction since Hamas won elections last year. However , the number of the released prisoners are completely a joke to please Abbas and the Fatah faction in the West Bank city of Ramallah.