Livman: German mediator will relay Hamas reponse this week

February 3, 2010 10:08


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Shimshon Livman, who is leading the public campaign to free captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, said on Wednesday that the German mediator in prisoner exchange talks to secure Schalit's release was expected the arrive in Israel this week to relay Hamas's response to Israel's latest proposal.

"I have no indication what the answer will be," Livman told Army Radio, "We can only say we know things are being done, and it appears that they are moving towards a decision."

Schalit has been held by Hamas in Gaza since he was kidnapped just outside the Strip in June 2006. Last December, it appeared that a deal to swap Schalit for Palestinian security prisoners was imminent.Negotiations, however, have continued to drag on without a resolution.

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