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Israel grants reprieve to former Fatah fighters

Nov. 17, 2010 2:43 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 18, 2010 2:46 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel granted a reprieve Wednesday to 75 members of Fatah's now-dormant armed wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Palestinian sources said.

The former guerilla fighters were all in various stages of an amnesty process established by Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2007. Under the deal, the fighters agreed to hand in their weapons and serve time in prison, in return for Israel's agreement not to arrest or kill them.

Some of the men were granted the right to sleep in their own homes instead of a security compound where they were told to report under the amnesty deal. Others were granted full amnesty and a return to civilian life.

The announcement of the move was timed to coincide with the Eid Al-Adha holiday, sources said, which began on Tuesday.
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