Hamas Officials to Confer on Deal for Gilad Shalits Release

Delegation of Hamas represenatives on way to Syria to discuss possible release.

Published: March 4th 2011
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Gilad Shalit on Hamas poster

A delegation of Hamas representatives from Gaza is reportedly on its way to Syria to discuss a possible deal for the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.


The delegation was to leave Gaza on Friday, March 4, for Sudan, then continue on to Damascus, the Gaza-based Palestine Today reported. The Hamas leadership in Damascus traditionally has taken a harsher line on Israel-related issues than the Hamas leadership in Gaza.


Israel and Hamas have been in touch via a German mediator regarding talks to release Shalit, who was taken captive in a cross-border raid in June 2006.


If you live in Toronto and want to show your support, please attend the "Free Gilad Shalit" event on Monday, March 7, 2011. More details can be found here.

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