Abbas: No peace with Israel until all prisoners are free

December 31, 2013 07:47

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to the 18 released prisoners who arrived in Ramallah overnight Monday that he would not rest until all prisoners are free, AFP reported.

Abbas warmly greeted and embraced the freed men as they arrived at the Presidential compound and reportedly announced to the buzzing crowd that "there would be no final agreement (with Israel) until all prisoners were in their homes."

The release the third segment of releasing Palestinian prisoners, a precondition for ongoing peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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