Report: Egypt trying to broker Schalit swap deal

May 8, 2011 16:19

Egypt suggested that Hamas renew talks on a prisoner swap that would lead to the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, Israel Radio quoted a Palestinian source as saying on Sunday.

According to the report, the new negotiations would be based on a previous deal discussed between Israel and Hamas through the German mediator.

The Egyptian plan calls for representatives of Israel and Hamas to meet in Cairo and hold negotiations on a prisoner swap deal through a mediator.

The Palestinian source said that Hamas has agreed to the Egyptian initiative and is awaiting a reply from Israel.

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