19.02.2011 15.Adar l, 5771
Hamas source: Shalit swap efforts still alive
Source quoted by Ma'an news agency comes after earlier this year a Gaza Hamas delegation reportedly discussed a possible prisoner exchange deal with group political heads in Damascus.
Hamas and Israel are engaged in ongoing efforts to form a prisoner-exchange deal that would secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, a Hamas source told the Palestinian Ma'an news agency on Friday.
In January, the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat reported that a delegation of Hamas strongmen reportedly discussed the latest proposal for a prisoner exchange deal with organization political chiefs in Damascus….