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Akram Al-Heymouni, a released Palestinian prisoner, kisses the hand of his mother Suad as he arrives to his house in the West Bank town of Hebron, Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 after his release. Israel released 159 Palestinian prisoners Monday, most of them with only months or weeks left of their sentences, in what Israel called a 'gesture to the new Palestinian leadership'.

(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)