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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

PA: More Prisoner Releases Beyond 'Fourth Phase'


Ziad Abu-Ayin, the Palestinian Authority's Deputy Minister for Prisoner Affairs, confirmed, Sunday evening, that there are proposals on the table for the freeing of more security prisoners beyond those in the fourth phase of releases associated with the current round of diplomatic talks between the PA and Israel. The PA says the fourth phase is intended to keep it from unilateral moves before the United Nations and other international bodies.

Abu-Ayin said chief negotiator Saeb Erekat updated PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas about contacts with United States envoy Martin Indyk to bring about the carrying out of the fourth-phase releases.