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.
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This story "Hamas Won't Budge on Gilad Shalit Release Demands" was written by Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz).