PA prime minister Hamdallah: 2nd group of prisoners could be released by end of September

September 1, 2013 21:07

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Sunday that a second group of Palestinian security prisoners could be released by Israel by the end of September.

Israel released a first group of 26 Palestinian prisoners on August 13 as a gesture to the Palestinians ahead of the renewal of peace talks. The cabinet voted to release a total of 104 Palestinian prisoners in stages over the next nine months as part of the diplomatic negotiations.

"It is possible that the second batch of pre-Oslo prisoners will be released before the end of this month," the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency quoted Hamdallah as saying.

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