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  7/21/2013, Av 14, 5773

Report: PM will Bypass Ministers on Prisoner Release

Prime Minister Binyamin is expected to initiate a process of releasing security prisoners as part of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, without the approval of government ministers, according to a Sunday evening report by Channel 10 Television.

Netanyahu is expected to pass the move in the cabinet, where he has a majority. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, who supports the measure, claims it will not pose a security risk, despite Israel Defense Forces statistics that indicate a significant increase in attempts to abduct Israelis and other terror activity.