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Israel Releases 26 Palestinians

An Israeli prison spokesperson announced on Tuesday that Israel has released 26 Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal that spurred Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. This most current round of prisoner releases is the second part of an expected four rounds. Celebrations kicked off in Palestinian territories as the prisoners were freed, though many Israelis oppose the release of those they see as terrorists. A total of 104 convicts are expected to be released as part of the deal.