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Bassiouni denies Schalit deal is imminent

Former Egyptian ambassador to Israel Muhammad Bassiouni denied on Thursday reports that he said a prisoner swap deal for captive soldier Gilad Schalit would be signed within hours.
In an interview with Israel Radio Arabic, Bassiouni said that there are still major problems that are preventing the deal from coming to fruition, but Egypt is making major efforts to solve those problems.
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