Israel will free Palestinian prisoners in a bid to resume peace talks, said Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz. In spite of the concession, Israel remains firmly against a settlements freeze, the issue that stalled peace talks 3 years ago.
“There will be some release of prisoners,” Steinitz told Israel Radio. “I don’t want to give numbers but there will be heavyweight prisoners who have been in jail for tens of years.”
He stressed, however, that it was not yet a done deal and more diplomacy is needed for an agreement to be struck. Furthermore, he noted that Israel was not prepared to compromise on other core issues.
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