Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed some of the 26 prisoners released by Israel on Tuesday upon their much celebrated return to the West Bank.
The release was part of an agreement brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry to get Israel and the Palestinians back to the table for peace talks that had stalled since 2008.
In toral, 104 convicts will be released in four batches, although their freedom is contingent on progress in peace talks.
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