Greeted by throngs of jubilant well-wishers, 57 Palestinian prisoners got off buses Monday and kissed West Bank ground after Israel freed them in a goodwill gesture ahead of a U.S.-sponsored peace conference.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni urged the world community Monday to support Israel and the Palestinians in their drive to reach "true peace" based on a two-state solution.
Israel sent 57 jailed Palestinians home to the West Bank on Monday to try to bolster Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, but the release of 29 other prisoners who live in Hamas-controlled Gaza was delayed.
A senior Israeli official has accused a French television network of manipulating video footage to make Israel’s army look responsible for the shooting death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy during a gunbattle with militants seven years ago.
Israel released 57 Palestinian prisoners on Monday, sending them back to their West Bank homes in a gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this fall.
Israel released dozens of Palestinian prisoners on Monday, after an hours-long delay, in a Ramadan goodwill gesture to president Mahmud Abbas and ahead of a US-sponsored peace conference.
Dozens of Palestinian prisoners at this desert jail removed their brown prison jumpsuits, donned civilian clothes and left for home Monday as Israel freed them in a move meant to bolster moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Palestinian prisoners at a desert jail removed their brown prison jumpsuits, donned civilian clothes and left for home Monday as Israel freed them in a move meant to bolster moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Israel began releasing dozens of jailed Palestinians on Monday in a bid to shore up President Mahmoud Abbas against his Islamist rivals Hamas, and ahead of a U.S.-sponsored conference on Palestinian statehood.
Palestinian prisoners at a desert jail removed their brown prison jumpsuits and donned civilian clothes as Israel prepared to release them Monday in a move designed to bolster moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas