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Israel to free Palestinians as 'gesture' for talks

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Israel announced on Saturday it will release some Palestinian prisoners as a "gesture", after the two sides agreed to lay the groundwork to resume peace negotiations frozen for three years. 

Women look at images of jailed Palestinians during a rally outside the Red Cross offices in east Jerusalem, on July 6, 2011. Israel announced on Saturday it will release some Palestinian prisoners as a "gesture", after the two sides agreed to lay the groundwork to resume peace negotiations frozen for three years.

Some of those to be freed have been in prison for decades, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

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