Israel Frees 500 Palestinians Israel frees 500 Palestinian prisoners, making good on promises made to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas last month. The mass release comes one day after the Israeli government gave final approval to dismantling Gaza settlements.
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Israel Releases 500 Palestinian Prisoners

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Israel Releases 500 Palestinian Prisoners

Israel Releases 500 Palestinian Prisoners

Israel Releases 500 Palestinian Prisoners

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Israel frees 500 Palestinian prisoners, making good on a promise Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas last month.

The mass release comes one day after the Israeli government gave final approval to dismantling Gaza settlements and a revised route of the West Bank barrier. Israel has promised to release another 400 prisoners in three months.