Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners Wednesday as part of a deal brokered by Secretary of State John F. Kerry to bring Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his negotiating team back to the table for peace talks.
Aug. 14, 2013 Relatives jump toward a vehicle carrying released Palestinian prisoners upon their arrival at the Beit Hanoun checkpoint between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip. Israel released 26 prisoners as part of a deal to rekindle long-stalled Middle East peace talks, angering the families of those slain. The prisoners were welcomed as heroes in the West Bank and Gaza. Hatem Moussa/AP Buy Photo