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Palestinians welcome Israel vote to free prisoners

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat considers contentious release of 104 Palestinian and Israeli-Arab prisoners 'an important step'

AFP , Sunday 28 Jul 2013
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Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat welcomed Israel's decision Sunday to release 104 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US-brokered talks with the Jewish state that he is to attend in Washington.

"We welcome the Israeli government's decision to release the prisoners," Erakat told AFP.

"We consider this an important step and hope to be able to seize the opportunity provided by the American administration's efforts."

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