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Report: Shalit Exchange Two Weeks AwayReported: 10:15 AM - Mar/13/09
(IsraelNN.com) An agreement between Israel and Hamas on the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit will be concluded in the course of the next two weeks, according to senior Arab sources quoted by the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jareeda on Friday. The sources claim that during the last few days, Israel agreed to release 400 prisoners, while Hamas backed off on 50 others that Israel refused to release.
The sources credit the presence of senior Gaza Hamas leader Mahmoud az-Zahar for the progress in the talks. On Thursday, az-Zahar said Hamas was not involved in talks at all. (source: IsraelNationalNews)