Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners for release

11:22 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners for release

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Israel's government has given details of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners to be freed as part of a deal which will see peace talks resume this week.
Israel's government has approved the release of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal which will see peace talks resume next week. A list of names chosen by a ministerial committee was published overnight. The prisoners will be freed on Tuesday. The delay allows time for last-minute legal challenges by victims' families.