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PHOTO GALLERY: 26 Palestinian prisoners get heroes' reception back home




A released Palestinian prisoner hugs a relative upon his arrival in the West Bank City of Ramallah (Photo: Reuters)

A released Palestinian prisoner, Mohammed Sabbagh, left, is surrounded by his relatives at his home in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin after his release (Photo: AP)

Released Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Sabbagh, center in white, is greeted by his relatives upon returning to his home in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin after his release (Photo: AP)

Released Palestinian prisoner Hazem Shobair kisses his father's head upon arriving home at Khan Younis camp in the southern Gaza Strip (Photo: Reuters)

A released Palestinian prisoner kisses his father's head upon his arrival in the West Bank City of Ramallah (Photo:Reuters)

Released Palestinian prisoner Moayyad Hajji, 46, who was arrested in 1992, hugs his sister upon his arrival at his family's house in the West Bank village of Burqa near Nablus (Photo: Reuters)

A released Palestinian prisoner reacts upon his arrival at the Erez crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip (Photo: Reuters)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, second left, joins hands with freed prisoners during a welcome ceremony at the Palestinian Authority headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: AP)

A released Palestinian prisoner, Ahmed Al Damone, center, is reunited with his mother and sister upon his arrival to his family house in Bureij Refugee Camp (Photo: AP)

A released Palestinian prisoner, Hazza Saadi, is kisses by his mother at his home in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin after his release (Photo: AP)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (2nd L) welcomes Palestinian prisoners released from Israeli prisons in the West Bank city of Ramallah (Photo: Reuters)

A released Palestinian prisoner Hazem Shobair is welcomed by people upon arrival home at Khan Younis camp in the southern Gaza Strip (Photo: Reuters)