26 Palestinian Prisoners Released by Israel

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The city of Hebron, in the West Bank.
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26 Palestinian prisoners received a heroes welcome in the West Bank and Gaza today after being released by Israel.The prisoner release was greeted with trepidation by some Israelis. “This is a difficult decision that we have made with a heavy heart,” says Israel’s defense minister, Moshe Ya'alon. In total, 104 prisoners are due to be released as part of a deal brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry. Diana Buttu, a Palestian human rights attorney, joins The Takeaway to discuss the prisoner release.