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  4/17/2012, Nisan 25, 5772

Abbas: Recognize Terrorists as Prisoners of War


The PA will turn to Switzerland to request that PA prisoners in Israel be recognized as prisoners of war, Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday as he celebrated Prisoners’ Day. Switzerland is the depository state of the Geneva Convention.

Recognition of PA prisoners as prisoners of war would mean better conditions, he said.