WikiLeaks: Syria and Qatar scuttled Schalit deal

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 10, 2011 16:05

Norwegian media reported on Wednesday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told US Gen. David Petraeus in June 2009 that Syria and Qatar scuttled a deal under which Hamas would release captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

The report, based on a WikiLeaks document, said Syria and Qatar offered Hamas $50 million to keep Schalit in captivity, and refuse to carry out a prisoner exchange with Israel.


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