Zahar: Schalit talks at a complete standstill

March 1, 2010 19:42


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Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar on Monday said negotiations with Israel o na prisoner exhcange deal to secure the release of captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit was at a complete standstill, and that the German mediator has not visited Gaza or Tel Aviv recently, Army Radio reported.

In an interview with Arab-language Shams radio station, which is broadcast in Israel, Zahar said that in the Israeli cabinet meetings in late December, the ministers backtracked on understandings that had been reached earlier by Hagai Hadas, the head of the Israeli negotiating team.

"When Israel relayed Hamas a proposal, it knew that [the offer] would be] rejected. These is not mediator that would accept such a thing, and no one is prepared to have such an experience again," Army Radio quoted Zahar as telling Shams.

Zahar recently announced that he had quit the Hamas negotiating team.

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