Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners Affairs Sufian Abu Zaida praised Israel for â€˜showing more understanding than beforeâ€™ about Palestiniansâ€™ demands for the release of prisoners.
He said that the PA wanted to acquire â€œprisoner of warâ€ status for those incarcerated in Israeli jails.
Referring to the current battle on terror, Zaida told Israel Radio: â€œI think Abu Mazen [PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas] is fighting for the sake of the Palestinian people and peace. I think he will succeed.â€
However, the minister said that the PA does not acknowledge the term â€œterror infrastructure,â€ although it does have an interest in removing weapons from the streets.