'YEHYA AL-SINWAR: born in 1962 in Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. He founded a security service called "Majd" in the 1980s shortly after Hamas was established. It cracked down on Palestinians suspected of collaboration with Israel, many of whom were killed. He is regarded as perhaps the most senior figure to be released. His brother is the Hamas armed commander Mohammed Al-Sinwar, whom some Israelis say helped plan the cross-border raid in 2006 in which Shalit was captured.So Israel free hundreds of muderers and accoridng to The Jerusalem Post there is even more inequity in the deal:
AHLAM TAMIMI: born in 1980, she worked as a reporter with a local television station before joining the Hamas armed wing. She helped choose places for suicide attacks and was accused of taking some of the suicide bombers to these locations, including a Jerusalem pizzeria in 2001, where 15 people were killed. She received 16 life sentences. A Palestinian source said Tamimi would be exiled to Jordan.
QAHERA ASSADI: born in 1976 in the West Bank City of Jenin. She was arrested in 2002 and charged by Israel with recruiting militants, smuggling weapons and escorting suicide bombers to attack targets on behalf of the Islamic Jihad movement. Assadi was sentenced to three life terms in jail, and given an additional 30-year term.
AMANA MONA: a Palestinian activist from Bir Nabala. In Jan. 2001, Mona, then aged 24, used an Internet chatroom and promises of sex to lure a 16-year-old Israeli to his death. She pretended to be an American tourist and persuaded him to go with her to the West Bank where he was shot dead. She was given a life sentence. MOHAMMED AL-SHARATHA: born in 1957 in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip. He was a leader of the Hamas special elite fighting unit "101" which kidnapped two Israeli soldiers, Ilan Saa'don and Avi Sasbortas, in 1989. The two soldiers were killed. Sharatha was arrested in 1989 and sentenced to three life terms and a separate 30-year-term.
KARIM and MAHER YOUNIS: the two brothers were found guilty in 1983 of the murder of Israeli soldier Avi Bromberg, who disappeared in 1980 after leaving his military base in the Golan Heights. They were sentenced to death but this was later commuted to life in prison.
SAMI YOUNIS: at 78, he is widely reported to be the oldest Palestinian prisoner held by Israel. He was also convicted of planning and carrying out the Bromberg kidnapping.
NAEL AL-BARGHOUTHI: known as the dean of the Palestinian prisoners who has spent 33 years behind bars. He was arrested in 1978 and accused of being part of a Fatah hit squad which killed an Israeli. "After 30 years of captivity, we are just soldiers returning to their bases," he told a Palestinian newspaper on hearing of his imminent release.'
'Hamas did not agree to an Israeli request to abandon a policy of future IDF kidnappings as part of the prisoner-swap agreement with Israel, a Palestinian source told the London-based Al Hayat on Friday.
According to the source, Israel – which will release more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for kidnapped tank gunner Gilad Schalit – agreed not to target any of the prisoners once they have been freed.
A Hamas official in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan, told Al Hayat that Israel was obligated to refrain from targeting any of the Palestinian prisoners as a part of the agreement'