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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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Talks begin as Palestinians welcome prisoners home

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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