The London-based Arab newspaper Al-Hayat reported on Monday that a resolution of both the economic crisis in the Palestinian territories and the issue of kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit was a prerequisite for a Palestinian unity government.
"The new Palestinian government will not be set up before the Palestinians are promised that the economic siege will be removed and the deal for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is actualized," the report said.
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