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JUL 20, 2013 - The Guardian

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Israel to release Palestinian prisoners as talks are revived

Significant numbers to be freed as US secretary of state, John Kerry, announces 'significant step forward'Israel has agreed to the release of some Palestinian prisoners following the announcement of US-hosted talks to revive the moribund Middle East peace process.Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli strategic affairs minister, said significant prisoners would be released in phases. "There will be some release of prisoners. I don't want to give numbers but there will be heavyweight prisoners who have been in jail for tens of years," he told Israel Radio on Saturday. The release of prisoners has been a ... Read More

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