Hamas Won't Budge on Gilad Shalit Release Demands

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

Published August 17, 2011.
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Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal, along with other Hamas officials, will meet with Egyptian intelligence chief General Murad Muwafi on Wednesday for discussions on a deal for the release of captured Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported.

Palestinian sources emphasized to Al-Hayat that Hamas does not intend to compromise on its demands for the release of prisoners sentenced to long-term jail time and prisoners considered to be political leaders.

Meshal conducted talks in Cairo on Tuesday with Egyptian security officials and other Hamas officials. According to an Al-Jazeera report, the officials discussed the Shalit deal as well as Palestinian reconciliation.

For more, go to Haaretz.com






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