Mofaz: No prisoner release while Schalit captive

Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday criticized a ministerial committee's decision to free 256 Palestinian security prisoners as a gesture to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "I'm not against supporting [Abbas]. However, when Gilad Schalit is still in Palesntinian hands, the gesture does not have to be a release of prisoners," he said, adding, "This is a high price to pay, without reciprocation."