Of the 1,027 prisoners being released as part of swap deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, over 160 of them will face deportation to the Gaza Strip. Another 40 will be sent to Turkey, Qatar or Syria.
For the families of those deported to Gaza, Hamas has promised jobs, life-long salaries, housing and a car -- which they will need if they are to relocate from the West Bank to be with them. Calling the soon-to-be-released prisoners "sons of the nation", Hamas has also planned massive celebrations for their return.
Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from the Gaza Strip.