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Palestinian prisoners released

Palestinian prisoners released
A Palestinian woman celebrates the release of 227 Palestinian prisoners by Israel on their arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The prisoners were freed as a gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
Palestinians gather behind razor-wire fences as they await the arrival of freed Palestinian prisoners at the Beitunia checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
In this handout image from the Palestinian Press Office, President Mahmoud Abbas speaks when meeting with released prisoners in Ramallah, West Bank. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
A Palestinian woman cries after seeing her son among the 227 Palestinian prisoners released by Israel. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
A Palestinian boy waves a Fatah flag as relatives gather behind Israeli soldiers and await the arrival of freed Palestinian prisoners at the Beitunia checkpoint. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
Freed Palestinian prisoners are welcomed on their arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
Freed Palestinian prisoner Farhan Barghoutti leans out of a bus window to embrace his 18-month-old nephew Ayham Barghoutti on his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
Freed Palestinian prisoner Sultan el-Maleh leans out of a bus window to kiss his mother, Wafiya el-Maleh, who is lifted up as the bus arrives in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Getty Images)
Palestinian prisoners released
Celebrating Palestinians follow a convoy of buses carrying released prisoners. (Getty Images)

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