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Israel denies progress in prisoner swap talks with Hamas

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

The Israeli side was still waiting for the Islamic movement to give up certain prisoners Israel refuses to free and to present a new name list to the Egyptian mediators, local daily The Jerusalem Post quoted officials in the office as saying.

The remarks came in response to reports that “great progress” has been made in the talks and that Hamas, which demands Israel release over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, including 450 specifically named ones, in return for the freedom of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, was showing flexibility.

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