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Palestinians carry Palestinian flags during a rally calling for unity between the Gaza Strip and the West bank, in Gaza City. The Israeli Cabinet voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to release 90 Palestinian prisoners in an effort to shore up the moderate Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in his power struggle with Islamic Hamas militants. But the size of the release disappointed the Palestinians at a time when the two sides are feverishly trying to move peace talks into high gear. The banner on top reads in Arabic: '' We are standing as the olive trees, proud of our past, changing our present and creating our future. ''
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