Palestinian former prisoners celebrate wedding in Qatar

March 2, 2012

Doha is celebrating the marriage of 11 Palestinians who have been released from Israeli prisons under a deal reached last year by Hamas and Israel.

Leaders from the Islamist movement are expected to attend the ceremonies at a hotel in the Qatari capital, local Arabic daily Al Arab reported.

The Palestinians have been living in Qatar since October when they were released under the breakthrough deal that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of 1,027 Palestinians from Israeli prisons.

Families of the brides and grooms have already arrived in Qatar for the celebrations, the daily said.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

Random Image

16 visitors online now
2 guests, 14 bots, 0 members
Max visitors today: 28 at 09:21 am UTC
This month: 45 at 08-06-2017 06:47 am UTC
This year: 48 at 05-21-2017 10:47 am UTC
All time: 137 at 07-08-2013 12:50 pm UTC
Better Tag Cloud