Question of Palestine home
Department of Public Information (DPI)
18 August 2008
Spokesperson's Noon Briefing
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Good afternoon, everyone.
Questions and Answers
: Farhan, Israel has just announced that they are releasing some 200 Palestinian prisoners and that leaves out 12,200. Will the Secretary-General be asking Israel to release the rest of the Palestinian prisoners too?
: Well, first of all, we will react to this particular release once it takes place. I don’t have a reaction on this just yet. But as far as that goes, we have brought up the issue of all the prisoners in the context of a comprehensive peace process repeatedly. And with that, I wish you all a good afternoon.
* *** *