Thursday, 2 January 2014

Abbas: All pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners to be freed

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas remains committed to freeing all veteran Palestinian prisoners, including those from areas inside Israel, a prisoners' committee said in a statement Wednesday.

During a Tuesday meeting with a committee representing Palestinian prisoners from areas inside Israel, Abbas said an agreement was in place stipulating that veteran prisoners from "1948 areas" would also be released in conjunction with the current set of peace talks, the statement said.

The list of those to be released was approved by Israel and the United States mediators, Abbas was quoted as saying. more


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