Israel is set to release 82 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails ahead of renewed peace negotiations, Agence France-Presse reported on Monday.
"The prisoner releases will start when talks commence," an Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "We're talking about releasing them in stages."
There were "some 80 prisoners" set to be released, all of them "pre-Oslo," the official added, referring to Palestinians imprisoned before the Oslo peace accords.
The official did not say when a decision would be made on their release.