In the conclusion of bloody conflict, prisoners of war must be released. The crucial challenges of the present peace negotiations, THE LAST CHANCE FOR PEACE, require early release of prisoners to bolster Abbas, and to purchase the good will of the Palestinians to abandon Hamas, and accept peace with Israel. It was Israeli extremism which fuelled and recruited the Intifadah, no less than Palestinian miscalculation and extremism. There is no moral justificaiton for keeping Palestinian POW's locked up beyond this point. The time has come to release them, for Israel's and the world's sake.
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