Report: Thousands of Palestinians gather in West Bank to greet freed prisoners

Thousands of Palestinians gathered late Tuesday at the Mukata compound in Ramallah to celebrate Israel's expected release of 21 Palestinian prisoners later in the night to the West Bank, Israel Radio reported.
The crowds waved flags baring the symbols of the PLO, Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and carried signs with pictures of the convicted murderers.
Upon their arrival to Ramallah, the released prisoners were expected to lay flowers at the grave of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and then accompany Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a welcoming ceremony.
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