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Hamas, Israel Exchange More Captives For Prisoners1 min read

Hamas, Israel Exchange More Captives For Prisoners<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>


As we’ve been reporting, 30 Palestinian prisoners were freed from Israeli jails yesterday as part of the current truce deal.

Budour Hassan, from Amnesty International, has been speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about one of those – a female prisoner called Nurhan.

Nurhan was 15 years old when she was accused of trying to carry out an attack with scissors, Hassan says.

Israeli forces shot at and injured Nurhan, and killed her cousin.

Nurhan was sentenced to 13 and-a-half years in jail, which Hassan describes as “an exceptionally disproportionate sentence”.

She says Nurhan studied for her high school exams while in prison, and was supported throughout by other female prisoners, including political activists.

The first thing she did after being freed was visit her cousin’s grave, Hassan says.

As we’ve been reporting, it’s mostly women and teenage boys who’ve been released as part of the truce so far.