[Wednesday December 25, 2013] Israel is expected tp release a group of Palestinian prisoners, all of which have been in jail since before 1994. The release is to take place next week, the Palestinian News Network (PNN) has reported.Local news sources said that the releases are meant to build confidence, as a part of the ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

A total of 104 Palestinians will be released in four groups, 52 of which have already left prison; 26 are due to be released next week.

According to the framework of the agreement reached, all 104 prisoners are set to be freed within a nine-month period.