“Israel” will release a “limited” number of Palestinian prisoners, Zionist Government Minister, Yuval Steinitz, said on Saturday, a day after the US announced that direct peace talks will resume between the two sides, AFP reported.
“There will be a limited release of prisoners”, Steinitz, the Zionist minister in charge of international relations, strategic affairs and intelligence, told public radio without giving numbers.
Steinitz did not say when the release would take place, but said it would
be “in stages”. “There will definitely be a certain gesture here”, he added. He said some of those to be freed have been in “Israeli” jails for up to 30 years.
Steinitz’s remarks came a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry said “Israeli” and Palestinian negotiators will meet in Washington in the near future after an agreement on the basis to resume peace talks.
Source: Al Manar