01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mahmoud Abbas: No Peace Until Israel Releases Political Prisoners

MECCA, December 10, 2008 - On Tuesday, President Mahmoud Abbas stated that there will be no Peace with Israel unless Israel releases all Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons, and that Israel must put an end to settler aggressions against Palestinian citizens, WAFA News Agency reported.

President Mahmoud Abbas asserted that the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons must be released, saying that this is one of the fundamental Final Status issues. He stressed that there will be 'no peace without freedom to all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons,' adding that the 11,000 prisoners suffering behind Israeli bars must be released, and that a number of them are to be released very soon.

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