China hails Israel’s release of Palestinian prisoners

Beijing, Jan 1: China has welcomed the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.

But it also urged Jerusalem to stop settlements and work with Palestine to establish a proper atmosphere for peace talks.

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made these remarks at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on Israel’s Tuesday release of Palestinian prisoners and its new plan to construct houses in the West Bank settlement, Xinhua reported.

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