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Let My People Go

Israel decided Sunday that they will release 90 Palestinian prisoners as a sign of good faith. The move comes in light of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. According to the Agence France Presse, all the prisoners to be released are members of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. What the release will be accomplishing seems to be uncertain. Reuters reported that the proposal to release the prisoners had been delayed for two weeks after a series of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip cast doubt to whether the cabinet in Israel could be persuaded to back the move. The prisoner release isn't adequate in the Palestine government's eyes, while many in the Israeli government don't see why they should release any prisoners at all. The move seems to be a meaningless gesture for the rest of the world to see and think something is being accomplished. Go Israel.