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December 30, 2013 12:42 am

Two Arrested in Protest Against Upcoming Release of Palestinian Convicts

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An Israeli protests the release of Palestinian convicts.

Times of Israel – Two people were arrested overnight Sunday-Monday during a protest in front of the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem against the upcoming release of 26 Palestinian prisoners set for late Monday night.

The protesters tried to run past the security guards at the entrance to Benjamin Netanyahu’s home, reportedly banging on pots and yelling out slogans against the government’s decision to release the inmates, in the third phase of a four-stage series of releases agreed on when peace talks with the Palestinians were resumed in July. Some of the demonstrators tried set tires alight, Israel Radio reported.

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