High Court Nixes Petition by Victims' Families to Prevent Palestinian Prisoner Release

Decision paves the way for first 26 Palestinian prisoners to go free Tuesday night; court says no legislation required for such decisions to be made.

Israel's High Court of Justice on Tuesday rejected a petition to prevent the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners as part of renewed U.S.-brokered peace talks. Twenty-six of those prisoners, some said to have "blood on their hands," are set to be released tonight to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.