Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began in private today amid the expectation that they could quickly founder over the issue of Israeli settlements.
It was in stark contrast to the celebrations marking the homecomings of 26 Palestinian prisoners after years spent in Israeli jails.
ITV News' Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Jerusalem:
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