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Israeli chief takes heat for release

U.S.-brokered deal sees Palestinian prisoners freed today

Posted: December 31, 2013 at 3:46 a.m.

JERUSALEM — Israel released more than two dozen Palestinian prisoners convicted in deadly attacks against Israelis early today as part of a U.S.-brokered package to restart Mideast peace talks.

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