Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, third left, holds hands with freed prisoners during a welcome ceremony
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

Israel has released the second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks.

Five prisoners were released in Gaza, while the other 21 were sent to the West Bank.

Those freed were all convicted of murders and had spent between 19 and 28 years in prison.

Yolande Knell reports.

  • 30 Oct 2013
Go to next video: Kerry hopeful on Mid-East talks