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Israel agrees to release some Palestinian prisoners

HeadlineJul 07, 2003

Israel has agreed to release about 350 of the 5,000 Palestinians currently in jail, many of whom have never been charged with a crime. The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports that Hamas and Islamic Jihad threatened yesterday to revoke the cease-fire because so many Palestinians remain in prison.

Protesters Force Hong Kong Officials To Delay Security Bill

  • And this new from Hong Kong. In what the Washington Post calls a “stunning victory for this city’s pro-democracy movement”, the city has backed down in passing a controversial security bill that would have threatened civil liberties. The bill’s passage seemed imminent until last Tuesday when 500,000 people took to the streets protesting its passage.
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