Israel Frees 170 Prisoners Israel announces it will free 170 Palestinian prisoners in the coming week. Officials said Israel had promised the release to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in exchange for the release by Egypt two weeks ago of an Israeli-Arab businessman. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.
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Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners in Egypt Deal

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Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners in Egypt Deal

Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners in Egypt Deal

Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners in Egypt Deal

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Israel announces it will free 170 Palestinian prisoners in the coming week. Officials said Israel had promised the release to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in exchange for the release by Egypt two weeks ago of an Israeli-Arab businessman.

This weekend, Israeli troops have moved out of a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Gaza on Saturday night, the army said, ending a two-day raid that killed 11 Palestinians and wounded dozens. It was the largest Israeli military operation since Yasser Arafat's death last month.

Also Sunday, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharo reached an agreement with the Labor party to form a coalition government. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.