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Israel 'no' on prisoners 'slap in face' to peace: Palestinians

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Israel's refusal to free a final batch of Arab prisoners Saturday is another obstacle to US efforts to broker peace, a senior official in Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party said.  

Arab Knesset Member's and community leaders carry placards as they protest outside the Megiddo Prison in northern Israel, demanding the release of administrative prisoners on March 28, 2013

Under the deal that relaunched peace talks last July, Israel agreed to release 104 Arabs held since before the 1993 Oslo peace accords in exchange for the Palestinians not pressing their statehood claims at the United Nations.

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