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  5/11/2014, Iyar 11, 5774

PA Official: 'How Will Israel Negotiate for Kidnapped Soldiers?'

Responding to Sunday's decision by the Ministerial Law Committee to approve a bill that would end the releases of terrorists in “gestures” to the Palestinian Authority to advance the peace process, the PA said that the law would “jeopardize future peace talks.” According to Ziad Abu Ein, a top official in the PA's Ministry of Prisoners, the decision “destroys all possibility of dialog and agreement and will do nothing but keep both sides apart.” The bill would grant Israeli judges the option of handing down life sentences without parole - an option which is not currently available.