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Israel allows Gaza residents to visit jailed relatives

June 3, 2013 4:41 P.M. (Updated: June 4, 2013 7:24 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Over 100 Gaza residents visited their relatives detained in Israel's Nafha prison on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

ICRC spokesman Nasser al-Najjar told Ma'an that 98 adults and 19 children visited 48 prisoners in Nafha jail.

It was the largest group from Gaza allowed to visit prisoners since Israel resumed family visits in July 2012 after a five-year ban.

Israel banned visits to all prisoners from Gaza in 2007 to pressure Hamas to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was freed in October 2011.

Prison visits were reinstated after a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Under international law, detainees are entitled to receive family visits.

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