Report: Schalit-deal talks in Cairo postponed indefinitely

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 18, 2011 08:36

The indirect talks brokered by Egypt between Hamas and Israel over reaching a prisoner-swap deal that would secure the release of Gilad Schalit were postponed indefinitely, Al Hayat reported Thursday.

According to the report, Egypt will work in the coming weeks to formulate a compromise between the parties that would allow for a completion of the deal.

An "Egyptian source" told Al Hayat that thee Palestinian delegation, led by Hamas's political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal, seemed confident about the Schalit deal, and said that Hamas supported its completion and implementation.


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