Sunday, October 17, 2010

(NEWS) 'German Mediator Visited Gaza To Discuss Shalit Deal'

"'Al-Hayat' newspaper quotes senior Hamas official's assertion that Gerhard Konrad visited Gaza in last two weeks, but that Hamas's position on a prisoner exchange has not changed.

Gerhard Konrad, the German mediator working for the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, visited Gaza two weeks ago, according to a statement by senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk in the London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday.

According to the al-Hayat report, Konrad met with senior Hamas officials in Gaza to discuss a prisoner exchange, but Abu Marzouk did not reveal any of the details discussed at the meeting, except for stating that Hamas's position regarding a potential prisoner exchange has not changed."

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