Israel's prison service has said it has begun the process of releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks.
The prisoners form the first of four groups totalling 104 that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet last month agreed to free in a step aimed at renewing negotiations.
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