Omar Massoud

The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud, held by Israel since 1993, look outside a window as his family members react after hearing news on his expected release, at his family's house in Gaza City...The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), who has been held by Israel since 1993, look outside a window as his family members react after hearing news on his expected release, at his family's house in Gaza City October 29, 2013. Israelis say Massoud was convicted of killing an Israeli in 1993. Israel is to release 26 Palestinian prisoners in a second stage of a deal brokered by the United States in July that brought a resumption of peace talks. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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The nieces of Palestinian prisoner Omar Massoud (pictured on the wall), held by Israel since 1993, look out after his family in Gaza City react to the news of his expected release. Israel says Massoud was convicted of killing an Israeli in 1993. Up to 26 Palestinian prisoners are set to be released as part of a deal brokered by the US in July that brought a resumption of peace talks.