On Thursday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) released all Islamic Jihad political detainees from Jericho prison after reaching a deal with the leaders of the Islamic Jihad movement.  

Raed Abu Al Majd, one of the freed political detainees said that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) released 26 members of the Islamic Jihad.

Sheikh Nafeth Azzam, one of the political leaders of the Islamic Jihad said that the political prisoners were freed following intensive talks between the movement and the P.A.

Azzam refused to reveal the details of the agreement or the names of leaders involved in the deal, but affirmed that the movement agreed with the P.A to end the file of political arrests.