Mubarak pledges to resume Schalit negotiations

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pledged to resume negotiations to secure captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit's release immediately after calm has been restored to the Gaza Strip. In an interview due to be aired on Channel One Tuesday night, the Egyptian president praised Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to release 250 Fatah prisoners. He also emphasized that a meeting between Olmert and Saudi King Abdullah was not expected.