Hamas: Schalit talks shouldn't start from scratch

Talks over the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit shouldn't start from scratch, but from where they left off, senior Hamas official Ayman Taha told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Gilad's father, Noam Schalit, was due to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysées Palace in Paris on Tuesday for talks over securing his son's release. Schalit holds dual French-Israeli citizenship.