A senior Hamas official said that German mediator Gerhard Konrad had failed to make any progress in talks to return captive soldier Gilad Schalit, the London-based Al-Hayat
reported Saturday. He rejected further involvement by the German mediator in future negotiations.
Deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau, Moussa Abu Marzouk, told Al-Hayat
that Konrad had not succeeded in advancing the prisoner exchange and was unable to make any breakthroughs.