Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released
Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be released

Israel has announced the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners it will release this week.

Israel released the list late Saturday. All were convicted in connection to the killing of Israelis.

Relatives of the Israeli victims have been protesting against the release.

Under heavy pressure from U.S Secretary of State "John Kerry" , the two sides resumed peace talks in July. As a precondition, the Palestinians were asked to drop a demand for a halt in settlement construction. In exchange, Israel agreed to release 104 of the longest-serving Palestinian prisoners it holds. This week's release will be the third of four planned phases.

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