Gaza: Benefits for Released Prisoners Announced

Palestinian prisoners who were released in the prisoner deal and sent to Gaza will stay in hotels for three weeks or until they each get a private apartment, car, and a job.

Gaza’s Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh gave each of the 294 prisoners $2,000, and future income will be gained through jobs provided for each prisoner, said Saber Abu Karsh, a prisoners advocate in Gaza.

Haniyeh has ordered that the released prisoners be given all assistance to help them re-enter society, he said.

Abu Karsh added that a committee was formed to carry out the instructions and find places to live. The committee includes officials from the prisoners and housing and public works ministries.

Haniyeh has also informed Hamas and his government that the factions of each prisoner should be allowed to hold celebrations for their compatriots, even if the faction is in the opposition.

Jawwal, meanwhile, has offered each prisoner a mobile phone with a credit of 500 shekels.

(Ma’an News)

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