Israel approves prisoner release ahead of Palestinian talks
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Sunday approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners in a move intended to facilitate the restart of peace talks with the Palestinians and end nearly three years of diplomatic standstill.
Thirteen ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet authorized the release, seven voted against and two abstained, a government official said.
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