Abbas: Israel To Release 104 Prisoners, None To Be Deported


abbasMahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president said today that Israel will release 104 Palestinian prisoners – most of them murderers and terrorists – who were jailed before the Oslo Accords were signed. These include Arab-Israelis and residents of east Jerusalem.

Abbas’ statement was given during a meeting in his office with Prisoners Affairs Minister Issa Karaka.

According to Abbas, the release will take place in four stages, and no prisoner will be deported. Abbas added that prisoners’ release will improve the chances to reach a peace deal with Israel.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. How will the release improve the chances of peace? Seems to any thinking person that it will hinder a true peace pact.