Hamas says Palestinian bomber Israa Jaabis among those to be released by Israel tonight

Israa Jaabis at the District Court in Jerusalem on November 7, 2016, for a sentencing hearing. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israa Jaabis at the District Court in Jerusalem on November 7, 2016, for a sentencing hearing. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Hamas says that Israa Jaabis, an imprisoned Palestinian bomber, is among those slated to be released from Israeli prison tonight as part of the hostage deal.

Jaabis was 31 in 2015 when she detonated a gas canister in her car after being pulled over by police near the Ma’ale Adumim settlement outside Jerusalem. She had been heading into Israel where she intended to carry out a suicide bombing, according to Israeli authorities.

The resulting fire caused burns to police officer Moshe Chen’s face and chest and also seriously injured Jaabis.

Last year Jaabis filed a request with the Israel Prisons Service for a nose job to repair the damage to her face, and was rejected.

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