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Palestinian prisoners go home

Twenty-six Palestinian prisoners released by Israel have returned to their families in the West Bank and Gaza. President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed some of the men as thousands celebrated their return.

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Palestinians greet prisoners with bagpipes and banners

A large Palestinian crowd has gathered in Gaza ready to celebrate the freeing of 26 Palestinian prisoners by the Israeli prison service.

Palestinians are gathering, some with bagpipes and many waving banners, ready to celebrate the release of the long-held prisoners. Credit: APTN
Hundreds have filled the streets in Gaza as the first group of prisoners are freed from an Israeli jail. Credit: APTN
The crowd has chanted and made peace signs while waiting for the prison vans. Israel has pledged to release 104 prisoners. Credit: APTN

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