PRC: Schalit's family not doing enough

Spokesman for group holding soldier blames family for his continued captivity.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 12, 2007 14:54
PRC: Schalit's family not doing enough

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The Popular Resistance Committees blames captive IDF Cpl. Gilad Schalit's family for keeping him in jail, PRC spokesman Abu Mujad said Sunday. According to Abu Mujad, Schalit's parents have not put enough pressure on the diplomatic echelon in Jerusalem to secure their son's release, Army Radio reported. Abu Mujad appealed to the Schalit family, saying, "You are neglecting your duty to your son, and your government has left him in the field - not freed him." Nevertheless, Abu Mujad expressed optimism that Israel would "soften" its stance. A month ago, Hamas's political leader Khaled Mashaal told Al-Jazeera that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was responsible for holding up Schalit's release, because the prime minister "didn't want to release [Hamas] prisoners." "Gilad Schalit is a prisoner of war," Mashaal said, adding that Hamas had submitted a list of prisoners it wanted freed to Egypt. "We are really trying to find a solution," he asserted.

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