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November 29, 2013 9:10 am

PA Official Says Peace Talks Already Failed; Waiting for Remaining Prisoners to be Released

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Families of terror victims protest in Tel Aviv. Photo: Orit Zehavi, Tazpit News Agency.

JNS.org Fatah Central Committee Member Nabil Shaath said that despite his belief that the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations have failed, the Palestinian Authority (PA) would remain in the talks for the purpose of Israel releasing its terrorist prisoners.

“We have committed to negotiations for a period of nine months, and by then we hope to see all 104 of our prisoners released,” Shaath, a close adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, toldMaariv.

Israel has so far released half of the 104 Palestinian terrorist prisoners it said it would free as part of the negotiations.

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