Israel on September 27 released 24 Palestinian prisoners. Those freed were all members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group loosely linked to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement. Of the 24, eight will have to return to their cells at 9 p.m. every day. Last month, Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners in a gesture aimed at bolstering Abbas’s standing. About 11,000 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli jails.
Meanwhile, the Islamist Ham...