An Israeli source said that the release of the 26 Palestinian prisoners authorized to be freed by the cabinet last month will take place late Tuesday night. Jerusalem told Ynet that the release could be delayed in the case of unexpected developments or surprises, and hence there has yet to be official confirmation of the date and time.
The prisoner release is intended as a gesture of good will toward the Palestinians. Israel prefers the release take place at night in a bid to minimize Palestinian celebrations and prevent mass participation on their part. (Elior Levy)