Israel to free first group of Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks




 
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Israel to free first group of Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks
 
August 12th, 2013  
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Israel to free first group of Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks
By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Monday published a list of 26 Palestinian prisoners set to go free within days, some after spending more than two decades behind bars, in the first stage of a deal that led to a resumption of U.S.-backed peace talks last month. The decision was made late Sunday by a panel of three cabinet ministers headed by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and security and legal personnel. Families of Israelis victimized by the inmates' attacks have 48 hours to appeal their planned release to the high court. ...




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