Needless to say that we get nothing in return from the ‘Palestinians’….
Olmert suggests Palestinian prisoner release
By Ari Rabinovitch Sun Dec 24, 2:54 PM ET
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert suggested on Sunday he could release some Palestinian prisoners this week, even though Gaza militants have yet to free a captured Israeli soldier.
Israel has been under U.S. and European pressure to take steps to bolster moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a power struggle with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which ousted Abbas’s Fatah faction in a parliamentary poll last year.
At their first formal meeting on Saturday, Olmert pledged to release $100 million in withheld tax revenues to Abbas, bypassing the Hamas-led government.