US welcomes Schalit deal, says it was long overdue

By REUTERS
October 12, 2011 20:16

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Wednesday that the United States was pleased that Israel and Hamas reached a prisoner exchange deal for the release of Gilad Schalit.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the swap, of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in return for Schalit, was long overdue.


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