Israel Set to Release 82 Palestinian Prisoners as Gesture Ahead of Talks

Army backs move, saying freeing veteran prisoners will strengthen Palestinian Authority President Abbas, who is under fire from Palestinian public and parts of Fatah leadership.

Israel is planning to free some 82 of the 103 Palestinians sentenced to prison terms in Israel before the Oslo Accords were first signed in 1993, as part of the gestures to the Palestinian Authority in the context of the renewal of...