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  Iyar 11, 5772 , 03/05/12

UN General Assembly to Discuss Security Prisoners

Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki of the Palestinian Authority (PA) said, Thursday, that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has reached agreement with Secretary-General Nabil Al-Araby of the Arab League to transfer the matter of security prisoners held by Israel to the General Assembly of the United Nations. A number of prisoners have been on a hunger strike for more than two months over their conditions in detention.

Al-Maliki said that the permanent residents of the Arab League will convene an emergency meeting on the subject soon.

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