Report: No progress in talks on captured soldiers

October 24, 2006 09:32

Talks with Hizbullah on the status of Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev were at a standstill, the London Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Tuesday morning. The paper quoted French sources as saying that the UN envoy in contact with Hizbullah had the impression that the Shiite group was not interested in advancing an exchange deal, because Israel was demanding that it be made according to conditions set out by UN Resolution 1701, which ended the fighting in Lebanon. Meanwhile, Palestinian political sources said Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal would meet with senior Egyptian officials after the Id al-Fitr holiday to discuss negotiations over Gilad Shalit and the internal Palestinian crisis.

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