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Prisoners for Peace | CounterPunch

On Tuesday August 13th, 26 “low risk” Palestinian prisoners were released to their families by the Israeli government, a “gesture of good faith” made by Israeli Primer Minster Netanyahu to President Abbas amidst the peace talks that are set to resume in Jerusalem on Wednesday. These kinds of prisoner releases have been commonplace in the years preceding the landmark Oslo agreement-each event garnering massive media attention and the reiteration of a narrative of Israeli benevolence and victimization.

And while many in the media have questioned the sincerity of this gesture in brokering peace, little has been said about the flaws inherent to the peace process in Israel and Palestine regarding the prisoner issue.

For more on this story, visit: Prisoners for Peace » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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