Video: Jubilation for freed women

Release of Palestinian prisoners leads to increased call to release Israeli soldier.

    Scenes of jubilation in the occupied West Bank as 18 released female Palestinian prisoners are reunited with their loved ones.

    But these moments of emotion for the families are also politically significant as calls intensify for the release of a captured Israeli soldier in return for hundreds more Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails.

    Nour Odeh, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Ramallah, reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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