Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners as a good will gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for restarting peace talks.
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A freed Palestinian prisoner (C) is hugged by his relatives upon his arrival near Erez Crossing, between Israel and northern Gaza Strip, early August 14, 2013. Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep U.S.-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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