15.08.2011 15.Aw-Elul, 5771 TuBeAw
Al-Hayat reports that second round of talks aimed at securing prisoner swap deal for abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit set to begin on Monday; activists stop relatives visiting Hamas militants held in Nafha Prison in protest against lack of progress in negotiations.
Israeli and Hamas officials are due to meet in Cairo on Monday for a second round of indirect talks aimed at securing a deal on abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Arab daily Al-Hayat reported.
According to the report, the first round of talks took place last week. Senior Hamas official Ahmed al-Ja'abari, head of Hamas’ military wing, is representing the Hamas side in the negotiations, while David Meidan, the new Israeli negotiator in Shalit swap talks, represents the Israeli negotiating team. Egyptian intelligence officials have been mediating between the two parties….