Israeli-Hamas prisoner deal may be reached

CAIRO, March 13 (UPI) -- Israeli officials have agreed to free 450 Hamas prisoners in exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Palestinian sources in Cairo said Friday.

Israel: Hamas to decide if crossings open

JERUSALEM, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The decision whether to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and prompt the reopening of the Gaza border crossings rests with Hamas, Israeli officials said.

Israel signs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM, July 7 (UPI) -- Israel has signed a deal with Hezbollah intended to secure the release of two captured Israeli soldiers, both presumed dead, officials said Monday.

Israeli-Hezbollah prisoner swap near?

JERUSALEM, June 16 (UPI) -- A Hezbollah-Israeli prisoner exchange is expected within a few days, an attorney involved in negotiations said Monday in Lebanon.

'Mr. Hezbollah' brokers prisoner exchange

JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Israel and Hezbollah earlier this month came together for a prisoner exchange brokered by a German intelligence official known as "Mr. Hezbollah."

Olmert: Little progress in prisoner swap

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli security officials Monday refuted Palestinian claims of progress in talks to exchange Palestinian prisoners for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel says letter is from missing soldier

JERUSALEM, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli officials confirmed that a letter turned over to the parents of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit was written by the 19-year-old.
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