Israel's release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, a bargaining tool towards the peace talks that continue in Jerusalem tomorrow, has begun tonight in the Middle East.
The prisoners are being driven towards their homes in the West Bank and Gaza, where they will be greeted as returning heroes.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent, though, found their freedom has stirred real emotion on both sides:
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