JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is unlikely to release from prison 100 members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, an Israeli government official said on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who will meet Abbas in Jerusalem on Monday, had been expected to announce the gesture ahead of Ramadan, which begins with the sighting of the new moon this week.
"It's a very low likelihood that it will be done before Ramadan," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"These are real acute issues that we have to think about. It's something that will be done. But it's not going to be a gesture for Ramadan." How about in honor of Rosh HaShanna, Yom Kippur and Succos the Arabs stop firing rockets, or remove the death cult brainwashing from their TV, or ...
Just a thought but I'm not holding my breath.