Hamas: Israel's insistence on Schalit release stymieing truce effort

Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative in Lebanon, on Saturday night said that Israel's insistence on including the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit in cease-fire agreement was jeopardizing the chances of reaching such an agreement, Reuters reported. "The delay on Israel's part is aimed at attaining additional ends and wasting more time and effort," Hamdan told Al Jazeera.