On October 11, 2011, an agreement was reached between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation with an Egyptian meditation to release 1027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons.
Wafaa Al-Ahrar was the name of the swap deal reached after long negotiations. Under the deal, 1027 Palestinian prisoners including 27 women were released from Israeli prisons.
Palestinian-released prisoners were sent to Gaza Strip, West Bank, and 1948-occupied lands. 203 others were deported outside Palestine.
Because Israel has never abided by the agreements and conventions, the Israeli forces re-arrest dozens of Palestinians who were released within the Wafaa Al-Ahrar exchange deal.
On June 18, 2014, Israeli occupation forces re-arrested 70 prisoners who were released as part of the Wafa Al-Ahrar deal, which was concluded in 2011 with Egyptian mediation.
The occupation authorities re-imposed the previous charges on 50 of the re-arrested prisoners. Currently, Israeli occupation authorities still hold 49 of them inside the prisons under horrific conditions.
With the approach of the Wafaa Al-Ahrar anniversary every year, Palestinians renew calls on the international community to intervene to release the Wafaa Al-Ahrar re-arrestees.