A Palestinian Cabinet minister said Saturday that Egyptian mediators working for the release of abducted soldier Gilad Schalit had passed the captors' demands to the Israeli government, opening the way for the soldier's "speedy release."
Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said the Egyptians had told the Palestinian authorities they had sent the Israelis a list of Palestinian prisoners they wanted freed in exchange for Cpl. Schalit, snatched in a raid from Gaza into Israel last June. He said he did not how many prisoners were on the list and did not give further details.
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