Ma'an News Agency
November 27, 2009 - 1:00am

Israel has agreed to remove 90 former Palestinian fighters from its list of “wanted” men on the eve of the Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday, Palestinian sources said on Thursday.

The sources indicated that on Wednesday night the Palestinian Authority (PA) handed Israeli officials a list of 93 people it wants removed from the wanted list during a meeting.

Initial reports Thursday said Israel agreed to pardon 26 of the men, and ease restrictions on the movement and rights of others. Reports by Friday morning were that Israel had decided to pardon 90. Only eight of the total, however, received full pardons. Thirty-two received partial pardons, and the rest received "improvements" to their conditions.

Not all the men were fully pardoned. Of the initial 26, all of the men had to report to a PA compound and sleep there at night will now be able to sleep at home. Seven of the first round of pardons will be released from the PA’s Juneid prison, outside the West Bank city of Nablus.

Since 2007 former Palestinian fighters signed “amnesty” agreements in which they would hand in their weapons, swear not to fight, and spend a term in a PA jail in exchange for a return to normal life, free of the threat of arrest or assassination by Israeli.

One of the newly pardoned men was Ala Sanakreh, 29, of Balata Refugee Camp in Nablus, who is now working for the PA security forces. Israel agreed not to track or pursue him, making him fully pardoned. He told Ma’an he was elated at the news, and considered the decision a step toward peace.

Sanakreh was formerly one the most wanted men in the West Bank. He said he escaped several assassination attempts. The Israeli military killed his brother Ibrahim in 2006 and and another brother Ahmad in 2007.

“We, as Palestinians should be able to live freely like any other people around the world. We deserve to live a happy life,” he said.

Totally pardoned:

1- Ala Muhammad Ibrahim Sanakreh – Nablus
2- Yousef Khamis Hasan Abu Mustapha – Nablus
3- Muhammad Hussen Sa’id Zabaro – Nablus
4- Ayoub Khalil Musa Kin’an – Bethlehem
5- Muhammad Abdul Rahman Saleh Zeid – Ramallah
6- Ra’ed Muneer Muhammad Silama – Jenin
7- Ghaleb Ismail Muhammad Shafe’y – Tulkarem
8- Naser Ibrahim Salem Othman – Tulkarem

Movement without restrictions in Palestinian areas

9 - Louay Mahmud Musleh Eklik – Nablus
10 - Bassam Hasan Ali Abu Shallal – Nablus
11- Yassin Omar Ahmad Banat – Nablus
12- Yousef Khamis Hassan Abu-Mostafa – Nablus
13- Muhammad Sa’id S’oud Khaled – Nablus
14- Nael Sa’d S’oud Khaled – Nablus
15- Nidal Abdel-Fattah Yousif Mizher – Nablus
16- Abdel-Moneim Saleh Rajeh Sanakreh – Nablus
17- Na’im Saleh Rajeh Sanakreh – Nablus
18- Thaer Shaker Mahmud Mashi – Nablus
19- Saleh Abdel-Rahman Zaki Al-Ashkar – Nablus
20- Jamal Muhammad Mahmud Abu Ar-Rub – Ramallah
21- Kamel Taha Ahmad Ghannam – Ramallah
22- Ali Ibrahim Ali As-Sabah – Qafin
23- Wadi Ibrahim Abdul Latif Shadid – Tulkarem
24- Musheer Farouq Othman Mansoury – Tulkarem
25- Thafer Hassan Ali Eiran – Balata
26- Muhammad Ameen Musa Hammad – Jenin
27- Salim As’ad Salim Hussen – Jenin
28- Sa’id Mustafa Sa’id Mer’y – Kufur Dan
29- Hani Ahmad Anees Masad – Kufur Dan
30- Mu’ath Ahmad Saleh Saba’neh – Qabatya
31- Abdul-Salam Muhammad Aref Hanaysha – Qabatya

Partial relief (see details)

32- Mohammed Mazen Ma’moun Hanbali – Nablus
33- Ahmed Amr Muhammad Abu Salha – Nablus
34- Ghassan Ata Musa Abu Rish – Nablus
35- Saher Jaber Muhammad Hamayel – Nablus
36- Mithqal Subhi Fares Abu Salah – Jenin
37- Ahmad Sedqy Fayeq Qasem – Jenin
38- Sa’ed Thabet Muhammad Abu Obeid – Jenin
39- Yousif Mahmud Hussen Taleb – Jenin
40- Jalil Afif Hussen Sarhan – Jenin
41- Zakaria Afif Hussen Sarhan – Jenin
42- Maher Khaled Muhammad Haj Ali – Qabatya
43- Muhammad Safa Muhammad Kamil – Qabatya
44- Mubarak Alyan Muhamad Zedat – Hebron (must turn in his weapon)
45- Ali Rajab Ramzi Yumna – Yatta (must turn in his weapon)
46- Muhammad Othman Salman Abu Aram – Yatta (must turn in his weapon)
47- Hashem Muhammad Abdel-Majeed Azzam – Bethlehem
48- Nidal Odeh Hussen Malsh – Bethlehem
49- Mahmud Ibrahim Odeh Jubran – Bethlehem (must turn in his weapon)
50- Ala Kamel Musa Al-Hawareen – Ramallah
51- Tareq Ahmad Ahmad Skout Gaza-Ramallah
52- Muhammad Hussen Shalsh Zeid – Ramallah
53- Ala Ahmad Musa Sharaka – Ramallah
54- Khaled Abdel-Ra’ouf Sa’id Injas – Ramallah
55- Suleiman Naief Suleiman Hawareen – Ramallah
56- Munir Abdel-Raheem Muhammad Harb – Ramallah
57- Walid Ali Eid Dar Abed – Ramallah
58- Khaled Mussa Muhammad Hantsh – Ramallah (must remain in jail)
59- Fadi Atieh Muhammad Jawabra – Ramallah (must remain in jail)
60- Tareq Ziad Ali Abu Wazneh – Ramallah (must remain in jail)
61- Ahmad Mahmud Husen Ubed – Ramallah (must remain in jail)
62- Ibrahim Husam Ibrahim Abu Thaher – Ramallah (must remain in jail)
63- Luai Awad Muhamad Hosheh – Ramallah (must remain in jail)

Now permitted to sleep at home (as opposed to at the detention center)

64- Ibrahim Sa’id Issa Masemy – Nablus
65- Ahmad Hashem Muhammad Ramadan – Nablus
66- Nael Rebhy Abdul-Rahman Mansour – Nablus
67- Ammar Ibrahim Baker Kaddoumi – Nablus
68- Mohammed Nadi Muhammad Saleh – Nablus
69- Louay Muhammad Abdel-Qader Madeni – Bet Iba
70- Fathi Ahmad Fathi Ahmad Muna – Rojeeb
71- Yousef Hasan Muhammad Tayeh – Al-Far’a camp
72- Omar Ahmad Ali Sweilem – Nablus
73- Ahmad Walid Ismail Radwan – Qalqiliya
74- Abdullah Muhammad Abdullah Samhan – Qalqiliya
75- Jameel Mansour Ali Mansour – Salfit
76- Hazem Ali Ahmad Hamad – Jenin
77- Jaser Ameen Ibrahim Nazzal – Jenin
78- Ra’ed Salem As’ad Abu Srour – Jenin
79- Ahmad Walid Muhammad Ibrahim – Jenin
80- Majd Husny Alaf Abu Husen – Jenin Refugee Camp
81- Ragheb Sami Rajab Zeid Al-Keelany – Ya’bud
82- Zaher Ahmad Naji Subeh – Ramallah
83- Abdel-Kareem Hamed Shtaya – Ramallah
84- Majed Musa Muhammad Qattouf – Yatta
85- Wajd Hamed Abdel-Hady Al-Husseny – Bethlehem
86- Mu’ath Atef Mussa Abu Aker – Bethlehem
87- Muhammad Ahmad Abdullah Alqam – Qalandiya
88- Khaled Mahmud Ahmad Mateer – Qalandiya
89- Raby Theeb Nimer Ayyad – Qalandiya
90- unknown


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