PM talks with Peretz about freeing Cpl. Shalit

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Sunday morning. They discussed the dead-end that the international efforts to release Gilad Shalit have reached. Cabinet members were set to hear reports of IDF action in Gaza from the defense minister, the IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz, the director of military intelligence and the head of the Shin Bet. Attorney General Menahem Mazuz was to clarify the legal implications of the arrests of the Hamas ministers. PM Olmert said Sunday morning that "these are difficult days for Israel, but we won't give in to terror."