Release roster finalized


Israel finalized its roster of Palestinian prisoners who are to be released as a goodwill gesture to Mahmoud Abbas.

An interministerial committee on Tuesday approved the list of 250 prisoners, mostly from the Palestinian Authority president’s Fatah faction, who are to go free starting this weekend. Their names will be published by the Prisons Service to allow for 11th-hour appeals by Israeli victims of terror.

None of the prisoners was jailed for lethal attacks on Israelis. Most were nearing the end of their terms.

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