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Monday, May 14, 2012
Details of Understanding Reached between Israel and Security Prisoners

Security prisoners' additional involvement in terrorism will lead to the
reapplication of the aforesaid measures and to the abrogation of the
understandings.

Understandings Regarding the Halt to the Involvement in Terrorist Activity
by Security Prisoners in Israel and the Conditions under Which They are
Being Held
(Communicated by the Israel Security Agency
http://www.shabak.gov.il/english/Pages/default.aspx )

1. The leaders of security prisoners held in Israel have, today (Monday),
14.5.12, signed a commitment to completely halt terrorist activity inside
Israeli prisons and have announced the end of the prisoners' strike. This
is in wake of the understandings that were formulated in recent days,
mediated by Egypt and the Palestinian Authority.

2. This progress was made possible following the understanding that was
given by the commanders of the organizations outside the prisons to prevent
such terrorist activity, after which a "green light" was given on their part
for the security prisoners to sign the commitment document.

3. According to the commitment, the security prisoners will refrain from all
activity that constitutes practical support for terrorism, including
recruiting people for terrorist activity, guidance, financing, coordinating
among recruits, aiding recruits, etc.

4. The security prisoners' leaders signed a commitment document on behalf of
all security prisoners, from all organizations and in all Israeli prison
facilities; for their part, it will also be binding on future prisoners.

5. In exchange for this commitment, Israel has agreed to implement a series
of easements regarding the conditions under which the prisoners are being
held. These include returning prisoners held in separation to the general
wings and allowing family visits by first-degree relatives for security
prisoners from the Gaza Strip and from Judea and Samaria. It was also
agreed that an Israel Prison Service committee will discuss additional
claims by the prisoners regarding the conditions under which they are being
held.

6. The understandings with the prisoners were formulated in the spirit of a
previous agreement that was signed with them in May 2000. That agreement
was formulated following a series of discreet meetings and was honored by
the sides for a lengthy period.

7. The current understanding document which the prisoners' leaders signed
says that, "Activity against security that shall be perpetrated inside
prisons or a resumption of prisoners' strikes inside Israeli prisons, shall
lead to the cancellation of Israel's commitment to implement the aforesaid
easements."

8. In the background to the signing of the agreement, activity was carried
out behind the scenes with the active involvement of Egypt, the Palestinian
Authority and their security services.

9. For Israel's part, in accordance with the instructions of the political
echelon, the Israel Security Agency led in the formulation of the agreement,
in full cooperation with the Israel Prison Service and the Public Security
Ministry, which managed the crisis within the security prisons throughout
the period.

10. Throughout the discussions, it was emphasized that measures which Israel
is taking towards the security prisoners were dictated by reality in light
of their involvement in terrorism that has occurred in Israel in recent
years. These measures are in keeping with the requirements of international
law and international treaties.

11. Security prisoners' additional involvement in terrorism will lead to the
reapplication of the aforesaid measures and to the abrogation of the
understandings.

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