Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange agreement stalled: report Michael Sung at 9:26 AM ET
[JURIST] A tentative agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas [BBC backgrounder] for the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit [Times backgrounder; JURIST news archive] has been hindered by disagreements over the identity of the Palestinian prisoners to be released in exchange for Shalit, Israeli Army Radio reported Monday. Hamas is demanding the release of 350 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. Israel has tentatively agreed to release 230 requested prisoners [JURIST report] but disagreements still remain about the other 120.
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