Ban Ki-moon calls for release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

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    VIENNA, (PIC)-- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Israel to free Palestinian political prisoners from its jails, affirming that such a step would boost peace chances in the region.

    Ki-moon said in a message delivered on his behalf at an international conference for Palestinian detainees held in Vienna on Monday that the issue of Palestinian detainees is important and urgent.

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- The ministry of prisoners affairs has welcomed the statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in which he called on Israel to free all Palestinian prisoners.

    Mohammed Al-Katari, the ministry's undersecretary, said on Wednesday that Ki-moon's statement was a step in the right direction, although it was late.

    He said that the statement was important since it was voiced by a renowned and symbolic international figure, however it needs follow up and pressures in order to materialize.

    Katari asked the world community to be neutral and to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners as it is demanding the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

    Ministry of prisoners appreciates Ban Ki-moon's statement
     
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    So Israel is supposed to let all of them go just like that?
     
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    The Palestinians are supposed to let Shalit go just like that.

    That would be great. Then Shalit could finally go home.
     
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    Shalit is one man and the Palestinians are asking for hundreds of prisoners for him?
     
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    Release all prisoners on both sides. Sounds fair to me.
     
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    That would only work if the conflict was resolved, releasing prisoners on both sides when they are both technically in a state of war is madness.
     
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    The swap will never happen. Israel would be giving Hamas brownie points if they went ahead with the swap.

    That goes far beyond anything Israel would do.
     
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    Besides letting the prisoners go will solve what exactly? alot of the prisoners the US let go from Guantanemo went str8 back and rejoined the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
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    The vast majority of those people are in prison for things like being in the wrong political party, working in the wrong charity, being in peaceful protests.

    The rest are in their for defending their country.
     

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