To bolster the government of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas? By releasing terrorists? Sorry, but I don't see the connection. These men engaged in terrorism on behalf of the PA, on behalf of Abbas. What is the meaning of freeing them but to say that Israel does not see fatah terrorists as doing anything wrong. And of course, if you're a terrorist from the right palestinian faction you stand a very good chance of being freed without serving your jail term. Of course, hamas terrorists who do the same thing are terrible, right? Can't Israel find some other gesture except to release terrorists? If terrorism and terrorists are the defining symbol of the PA then what good is it?
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from the article: Israel to release 30 Palestinian prisoners from Gaza on Tuesday