Joy in the West Bank as 21 prisoners freed

(Fox) Joy has come to Palestinians.  It may not be a lasting joy for all but certainly for the family and friends of 21 prisoners freed by Israel today as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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The prisoners released today were the second of four groups that Israel, despite protests, will free.  Many of the prisoners have been behind prison walls for more than 20 years.  A crowd of 2000 was on hand to welcome the freed Palestinians home, according to the Associated Press.  

President Abbas spoke at the gathering.