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Abbas asks Blair to intervene on prisoners
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
May 3, 2012 15:47

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday asked Tony Blair, the Quartet Middle East envoy, to intervene on behalf of Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency reported.

Ma'an quotes PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat as saying he conveyed Abbas's message to Blair.



According to the report, Abbas demanded the release of all Palestinian prisoners held in Israel, particularly those held without charge and prisoners arrested before 1994.

He also requested that Israel lift restrictions on education and family visits imposed on prisoners.

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