facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Israel, Hamas discuss prisoner exchange

June 22, 2008 at 1:35 AM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, June 22 (UPI) -- Israel has refused to free 30 specific prisoners demanded by Hamas in exchange for a soldier kidnapped in Gaza, an Arab newspaper in London reported.

A-Sharq al-Awsat said Saturday that negotiations between Israel and Hamas are coming to a close, The Jerusalem Post reported. Israel has reportedly agreed to free 450 prisoners, 350 before Gabriel Shalit is released and 100 afterward.

Under the agreement, Shalit would be transferred from Gaza to Egypt once the initial group of Palestinians is free, with transfer to Israel coming after the last Israeli releases.

The inmates to be freed include the sick, women, the elderly and children. But they also include some prisoners Israel has classified as dangerous.

Israel reportedly continues to object to 30 names listed by Hamas.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
China questions Americanism in SATs
2
Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach
3
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
4
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
5
Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback