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Palestinian Prisoners Released
on the Eve of Peace Talks

Daily Beast, by Eli Lake

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Posted By:Drive, 8/14/2013 9:46:02 AM

Call it the dark side of the peace process. Just hours before the start of new negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday, Israel released 26 prisoners its courts had convicted of murder or accessory to murder. The prisoners were freed as an inducement for the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to participate in the peace talks. Since 2009, Abbas has said he would participate in negotiations only if Israel stopped settlement activity after President Obama imposed the condition on Israel in the first year of his first term. But Abbas has moderated his position at the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ed23, 8/14/2013 10:08:23 AM     (No. 9473322)

If the Palestinians wanted peace, they wouldn´t want murderers released from jail and they wouldn´t treat them as heroes. Their goal isn´t peace.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 8/14/2013 11:06:23 AM     (No. 9473469)

Hope they cut off their trigger fingers before release.

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