PA requesting that Israel release dozens of prisoners

The Palestinian Authority has asked Israel to immediately release dozens of political prisoners incarcerated in Israeli prisons as a good will gesture that will help give peace talks between the sides momentum going forward, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.
Mounir Mansour, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners Committee, said that Israel has yet to respond to the Palestinian Authority's request.
Mansour said that PA President Mahmoud Abbas wants to successfully broker the release of Palestinian prisoners in order to improve his image on the Palestinian street which would give him a mandate to continue peace talks with Israel.
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