title: 'Israel pressured into releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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Israel says it will release 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday as part of moves towards resuming peace negotiations. Direct negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are scheduled to take place in Jerusalem the following day. VoRís Tom Spender reports. However, Palestinian negotiators have criticised Israelís earlier announcement of 1,200 new settlement homes, accusing the Israelis of trying to scupper the talks before they have begun.