October 15th, 2011
09:48 PM ET

Israel releases list of Palestinian prisoners to be swapped

Israel early Sunday released the names of the first group of Palestinian prisoners to be freed in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, setting in motion a process that will allow the public to file objections to specific releases.

The list features 477 names, including those of Ahlam Tamimi, serving life terms for a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem restaurant, and Amneh Muna, who plotted the killing of a 16-year-old Israeli boy in 2001 and received a life sentence.

Israel approved the deal Tuesday night, agreeing to release in two stages 1,027 Palestinians prisoners, including hundreds serving life sentences for attacks on Israelis. The first swap is expected to take place early this week.

Twenty-seven of the prisoners are women. The second stage, which includes 550 prisoners, will occur later this year.

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  1. chrissy

    wow all these ppl for l person?? wonder whats up with that.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      The Israelis are clearly better people.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. danielcraig

    Israel arrests thousands of palestinians and holds them as prisoners if they resist occupation. However... what about Israeli soldiers who have been responsible for the deaths of thousands and thousands of Palestinians. Perhaps they should serve as prisoners in palestinian jails? Galid was a Soldier, went to war, and captured in this conflict - it is absolutely fair to do a prisoner swap.

    October 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Are you forgetting that Hamas ignored the Geneva conventions?

      October 16, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      "Resisting occupation" by murdering civilians is... MURDER and should be punished by life in prison or execution. Defending your country by fighting its enemies during a war is not a crime but an OBLIGATION of every citizen. It were the Arabs who started the war and it's the Arabs who're wiling it to continue, therefore, it's the Arabs who are responsible for its results including "thousands and thousands" of Palestinians killed. If and when the number of dead Palestinians will satisfy those still alive they will ask for peace.

      October 16, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      Do you welcome thieves if they come to your home for stealing ?

      October 18, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    The bad thing about this deal is that most of them being released are in there for terrorist activity or support thereof against Israel. Makes a lot of sense, huh ?

    October 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland Tony

      That may be true ....But probably more than a few just expressed themselves like you just did. But after all, one good Israeli is worth a thousand ......etc!

      October 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      To me, this goes to show that Israel value one life, enough to trade many to spare him. That impresses me.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    President Obama will soon send more troops to Africa and save the starving children and we will have all the diamonds and oil you greedy people need. But that will never be enough for the Godless sinners that are ruining Jesus world.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      I think that many of the people you are talking about are already in the Cristan Brigade...

      October 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ummmm

    well said Philip and saw your post on the blog above this one, haven't been here long enough to know what's going on but I know Donna and she is the root of all evil on these blogs! hang strong buddy

    October 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      Mary Hecht, please cut your act. You are an embarassment. Just stop your dog and pony act and stop.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ummmm

    opps, meant the protesters in Yemen blog, silly me 🙂 lol

    October 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      Is that supposed tofool anyone?

      October 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ummmm

    keep comming Donna I got a big surprise for you honey, your days are numbered baby and your blind as a bat to think it's someone else, but that's ok cause its gonna be fun to see your mouth DROP!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      I am not Donna, but you and Philip have made a concerted effort to try and smear Donna for an extremely long time. It would be a bit funny if it were not such pathetic behavior.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ummmm

    Yes honey, what ever you say, now go to bed like a nice little girl. go on... run donna run!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unknown Blogger

      How hilarious you are. Having fun, honey? I know you must be. You go, girl!
      Now let the grown-ups talk, will you, trollie?

      October 15, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ummmm

    Bend over Donna! LMAO I haven't had this much fun in a long time, thanks 🙂
    Ok, I'll let ya have the last word, you always did like that! remember sweetie ?
    Night nite

    October 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Palmer

      Are you starting on that poor woman again? Don't you have anything else to do?

      October 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      It must really suck to have no life.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
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    October 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ummmm sucks it

    Ummmm, what I remember is you liking it up the poop chute.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Arab-Israeli

    If you love Israel, you love Arabs. Arabs account for 25% of Israel's population. If you love Jerusalems skyline, then you love it's most outstanding feature, the muslim 'Dome on the Rock' mosque. If you love diamonds and weapons of war, then you love Israel's main exports. And if you love Jesus, you do not love jews who do not even believe Jesus was a prophet! Muslims do though.

    October 16, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Well. Jesus was Jewish. So he must love the Jews. You funny plonker.

      October 16, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Arab-Israeli... the "muslim 'Dome on the Rock' mosque" is NOT a mosque at all.

      October 16, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    According to UN figures:
    Israelis killed by Palestinians since Sept.29,2000 number 1084 and children 124.
    Palestinians killed at the hands of Israelis during the same period number 6'430 & children 1'452.
    There are over 7000 Palestinians languishing in Israeli jails. And according to the Israeli Org No Legal Frontiers which monitors military courts, these prisoners include teenagers.
    The world watches.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |