Abbas says Israel to make prisoner announcement Sunday

July 27, 2013 14:34

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said "happy news" about the Palestinian prisoners would be announced Sunday, Israel Radio reported quoting the Xinhua News Agency.

"You should follow the Israeli media tomorrow, because there will be happy  announcements with regard to the prisoners," Abbas said at a press conference in Ramallah on Saturday. Abbas confirmed that the peace talks would be officially resumed on Tuesday and that former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk was chosen by the White House as the US representative to the talks. 

To those Palestinians opposed to the resumption of talks, he said, "There were also those opposed to the move to seek recognition at it turned out that the opposition was unfounded."  Abbas was referring  to the Palestinian Authority's 2012 decision to seek non-member observer status at the UN.

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