Police reportedly preventing live coverage of celebrations for released Palestinian prisoners

Police forces have surrounded the area outside the East Jerusalem home of one of the 39 Palestinian prisoners slated to be released by Israel as part of the hostage deal, Al Jazeera says, to prevent a gathering of family members and neighbors.

Police are seen ordering the Al Jazeera correspondent to step back and not to film the gathering, as Israel seeks to block public celebrations of the prisoner releases.

Hebrew media reports that the police and the IDF have been surrounding the homes of some of the other Palestinian prisoners slated to be released today in order to avoid a “victory picture” on the Palestinian side.

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