Report: Israel's refusal to release prisoners holding up Schalit's release

The fundamental disagreement preventing the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit rests on 30 Palestinian prisoners that Hamas has requested Israel release, according to a Saturday report in London-based newspaper A-Sharq al-Awsat. The report claimed that Israel has refused to release the specific prisoners that have been requested. The details of the conditions for Schalit's release, according to the report, have already been agreed upon, and at the moment only point holding up an agreement is the matter of the 30 prisoners.