'Better chances for Schalit's release'

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January 22, 2009 19:02

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday said that the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip has increased the chances for reaching a deal that will bring to the release of captive soldier Gilad Schalit in the near future. While noting that it was best not too talk about the matter, Barak stressed that freeing Schalit was a top priority and that Israel was constantly working to bring to the captured soldier's release. "Nothing is closer to our hearts, we were constantly dealing with this issue during the operation, there was not one day that this was not on my table, our best people are working on this every day," he said. Despite his assessment that a deal could be reached shortly, Barak said that "Jerusalem, but not only Jerusalem, will have to make difficult decisions" in order to bring to Gilad's release from captivity.

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