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    Palestinians celebrate prisoners' release - 2 Oct 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Scenes of jubilation in the occupied West bank as the families of 18 released female Palestinian prisoners are reunited with their loved ones.

    But these moments of emotion for the families are also politically significant as calls for the release of captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in return for hundreds more Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails intensifies.

    Nour Odeh, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Ramallah, reports.