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Report: Progress made on prisoner exchange for Schalit

The German diplomat negotiating captive soldier Gilad Schalit's release reportedly met with Hamas official Sheikh Hassan Yousouf in an Israeli prison, London-based newspaper Al-Hayat reported on Thursday.
A Hamas official also told Al-Hayat that Israel refused to release 15 senior Palestinian officials, including Ahmed Sadaat and Marwan Bargouti, after their names had already been approved.
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