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  12/7/2008, Kislev 10, 5769

Hearing on Petition against Prisoner Release on Monday


The Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a hearing on Monday morning in the appeal by the Land of Israel Legal Forum and the Almagor umbrella organization of terror-victim groups against Sunday's ministerial-committee decision to release 230 security prisoners from the Palestinian Authority as a goodwill gesture for the Muslim Eid al-Adha Sacrifice Festival. The Legal Forum is seeking a restraining order against the release.

According to the organizations, the decision by the "transition government" two months before the elections, is an irreversible step which must be left to the next government. They also contend that the release threatens the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from captivity in Gaza.

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