Egyptian defense official: Schalit negotiations stuck on 50 prisoners

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By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 19, 2009 13:36

 
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A leading Egyptian defense official who formerly served as Cairo's ambassador to Israel denied on Saturday that Jerusalem would on Sunday give Hamas its final answer concerning a possible deal to secure the release of captured IDF soldier St.-Sgt Gilad Schalit. Citing an Al-Hayat interview, Israel Radio quoted Mohammed Basyouni as saying that the two sides were still in disagreement over 50 prisoners that Israel refused to release within the framework of a deal, among them senior Fatah member Marwan Barghouti and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLF) head Ahmed Sa'adt. The ball is now in Israel's court, Basyouni reportedly said.

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