Today was the first time he had said the prisoners could be freed so quickly.
He has also freed prisoners whose names I've given him every time we've met.
The official said 30 to 33 prisoners would be freed.
In many cases, the prisoners are later freed without charges.
It is not yet clear how many of the almost 80 other prisoners freed at the same time were held for political reasons.
Last month, Israel freed 500 prisoners, and 400 more are to be released in the coming months.
Israel says it will not free prisoners who took part in deadly attacks.
After a search, the Muslim prisoners were found and freed.
Only 10 political prisoners were freed, all serving short sentences.
The prisoner will be freed when your word is made good.