Monday, February 1, 2010

Ma'an Image In photos: Prisoner protest in Gaza

MaanImages/Wissam Nassar

Palestinians take part in a protest in Gaza City on 1 February 2010, calling for the release of their loved ones imprisoned in Israeli jails.

Talks remain at an impasse as Israel and Hamas have failed to negotiate the release of hundreds of Israel's estimated 10,000 Palestinian detainees in exchange for an Israeli soldier captured in a 2006 cross-border raid.

Hamas recently rejected an offer put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would grant the release of certain "high-value" Palestinian prisoners only on condition they be exiled to Gaza or abroad.