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Israel Frees Palestinian Murderers, Convicts Despite Massive Protests

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (second from left) waves with released Palestinian prisoners coming from Israeli jails during celebrations at Abbas's headquarters in Ramallah, October 30, 2013. Photo: Issam Rimawi/FLASH90.

Ynet – Palestinian security prisoners were released from an Israeli prison and begun making their way to the West Bank, despite massive protests on the part of bereaved families in Israel and a High Court appeal.

The 26 Palestinian prisoners are being released as part of a US brokered peace process and are the third of four such release rounds. Their release was made possible only after a petition by bereaved families was rejected by the High Court.

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