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Hamas has received a revised prisoner list from Israel

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

Israel had given Hamas a revised list of Palestinian prisoners it is willing to release in exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, a Palestinian official reportedly told Reuters on Thursday night.

The unnamed official was quoted by the news agency as saying that according to the list relayed to the Islamic group via the Egyptian negotiators, Israel is now “ready to release three top Hamas leaders who they had previously refused to free.”

However, the Palestinian official went on to say that there is still “a big gap between what Israel has offered and what Hamas wants.”