Why release prisoners if they are guilty of crimes? Also, why hold prisoners if they can be released at any convinient moment? That means they are not really dangerous and haven't done anything illegal.

This is just another sign of Israel's thuggish behavior towards Palestinian people.

JERUSALEM, July 20 ? Israel released 255 Palestinian prisoners today in a gesture meant to support Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who said that more prisoners would soon be released.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/20/wo...hp&oref=slogin