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Hamas said on Monday that it will not deliver letters from the family of Gilad
Schalit to the abducted IDF soldier, or those from him to them.
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announcement was made by Osama al-Mazini, a Hamas political operative, who also
said that there was “nothing new” regarding mediation efforts to reach a
prisoner-swap agreement between Hamas and Israel.
“There’s nothing new on
this matter and the case is closed until the occupation accepts the just
humanitarian demands of the factions that are holding Schalit,” the Hamas
He denied reports that the International Committee of the
Red Cross had recently delivered letters from the family to Schalit. He again
scoffed at Israel for failing to gather information about the whereabouts of the
The Hamas official said that the Germans have not resumed their
mediation efforts and French President Nicolas Sarkozy had backtracked on the
idea of serving as a mediator.