The Palestinians gave their usual response, saying that the release of 400 terrorists “is not enough.” "This is a public relations stunt,” said Soufian Abu Zaydeh, the Palestinian Minister for Prisoner Affairs. Palestinian officials insist that all 7,000 terrorists in Israeli jails should go scot-free. Mahmoud Abbas has told Israel that he needs the release of thousands of prisoners to show his people the benefits of peace and strengthen his grip on power. In the past, most freed Palestinian prisoners have resumed terrorist activity.
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