Olmert blasts 'irresponsible' leaks on negotiations for Schalit's release

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
February 24, 2009 10:01

 
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Israel is continuing in its efforts to attain the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, despite the "irresponsible" leaks from people involved in the negotiations, outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Tuesday. Olmert's remarks were seen as a semi-veiled attack against ousted Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad, who led the on again-off again negotiations for the soldier's release. "We are making efforts through channels - some have been publicized through irresponsible people - to bring him back alive and healthy to his family, friends and the Israeli people, Olmert said in an address to the Jewish Agency's board of governors meeting in Jerusalem. Olmert added that he could not speak freely of the efforts Israel was making to secure the soldier's release, noting that "it will not be helpful" to go into details. "There are some chances it will move foreword," he said of the negotiations, adding, however, that he did not know he long it would take.

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