Release of Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit delayed

The release of Gilad Shalit has been delayed because Israel has not met Hamas' demands Israel Radio cited from the Palestinian paper Al Hiam. Israel agreed to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners and not 1,400 as Hamas demanded. Additionally, Israel insisted on determining which of the prisoners would be released. Osama Al-Mazaini, a high Hamas official in Gaza, said Israel started raising the number of prisoners to be released but it still failed to meet the organization's demands. Hamas demanded 900 prisoners, among them women and children, be released this month, and an additional 500 next month.