The special ministerial team for the release of Palestinian prisoners convened on Sunday to approve the release of 26 terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons since before the Oslo Accords of two decades ago. The move is intended to move the peace process forward. This week will see a second round of peace talks, beginning on Wednesday in Jerusalem.
Senior diplomatic sources said on Saturday night that after the release of prisoners this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to demand that dangerous prisoners released in the coming rounds not be allowed to return to their homes in Judea and Samaria but that they be exiled.
After the ministers approve the list of prisoners, it will be presented to the public 48 hours before the actual release to enable submissions of appeals to the Supreme Court.
Aggrieved families along with the Almagor terror victims organization held protests outside the Supreme Court during the time that High Court judges heard the petition the group submitted against the plan to release prisoners.
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