Report: Israel's refusal to free 50 Hamas prisoners holding up Schalit deal

Report Israels refusal

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 29, 2009 10:19

 
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Israel's refusal to free 50 Hamas prisoners is holding up a prisoner exchange deal to free captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, the Al-Arabiya television network reported Tuesday. The report quoted Hamas sources. A delegation led by senior Hamas leaders Mahmoud Zahar and Khaled Mashaal was set to meet in Damascus on Tuesday, to decide on whether or not to accept the latest Israeli response to a draft deal.

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