PA minister: Syria not to blame for Shalit failure

October 19, 2006 09:46


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Palestinian Interior Minister Said Siyam said on Thursday that Syria was not responsible for the failure of a deal regarding the release of kidnapped soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit. Hamas was not subject to Syrian pressure to sabotage the deal, the minister said. Said hinted that the real culprit behind the plan's failure was Israel. He accused Israel of wanting to receive [Shalit] without giving anything in return.

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