Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with released Palestinian prisoners, in the West Bank city of Ramallah
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Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

Israel has begun to free a group of Palestinian prisoners, whose release was agreed as part of the deal that allowed peace talks to resume.

A group of 26 prisoners, all convicted of attacks that happened before 1993, were driven out of a jail in minibuses with tinted windows.

Some were taken straight to the Erez crossing with the Gaza Strip, while others were handed over to Palestinian officials in the West Bank.

Yolande Knell reports.

  • 14 Aug 2013
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