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        12/15/2011, Kislev 19, 5772

      Hamas Delineates Demographics of Shalit Phase II


      Hamas said, Thursday that a tenth of the 550 security prisoners to be released in the second phase of the Gilad Shalit release deal are under the age of 18 and that the list includes six of the eight females being held in Israeli prisons. While 40 are from Gaza, 506 are from Judea and Samaria, two are from Jerusalem and two are from Jordan.

      The terror organization's prisoner office made it clear that only two of those to be released have been imprisoned since 1999. Of the 4,500 remaining in Israeli custody, 123 are "veteran" inmates.