Abbas welcomes prisoner deal between Israel, Hamas

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 11, 2011 23:20

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, saying the deal was long in coming, Ma'an News Agency reported.

Abbas, speaking from Colombia, said "We welcome this agreement and we were waiting a long time for it. We hope that all prisoners will be released soon, and we are working to achieve that."


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