Ahead of Next Round of Peace Talks Israeli Ministers Set to Choose 26 Palestinian Prisoners for First Stage of Release

The first prisoners are expected to be released on Tuesday, and Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will pick up negotiations again a day later.

A special ministerial committee on the release of Palestinian prisoners will meet Sunday to decide which 26 Palestinian prisoners will be the first to be freed this week, as an Israeli gesture of goodwill ahead of the resumption of peace talks.