Israeli Cabinet votes to free prisoners

Jerusalem, July 29: The Israeli Cabinet has voted in favor of release of 104 Palestinian prisoners to give a push to the Middle East peace process.

The proposal by the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to free 104 Palestinian prisoners, including 24 Israeli Arabs.

The Israeli Cabinet also gave a go ahead for the bill which calls for a nationwide referendum before any agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

It implies that the government can approve any territorial exchange or land swap deal with the PA only after the approval of the Israeli citizens.

These measures are being seen as a part of goodwill gesture by Israel ahead of the negotiations which are likely to start on Tuesday in Washington.

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