Talks source: Israel cancels Palestinian prisoner release
Published Thursday 03/04/2014 (updated) 05/04/2014 14:58
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is pictured in Washington on
Dec. 7, 2013 (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians has told them that a planned release of 26 Palestinian prisoners cannot go ahead, a source close to the talks said Thursday.
Speaking on condition of anonymity the source said Tzipi Livni told a meeting with her counterparts on Wednesday that the release could not take place, as the Palestinians had unilaterally resumed moves to seek international recognition for their promised state.