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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.

--IANS (Posted on 01-01-2014)

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