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.
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