Shalit talks resume, Arab paper reports


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Indirect talks have resumed for the release of Gilad Shalit, an Arab newspaper reported.

A top Hamas leader visited Cairo to continue the negotiations for the release of the kidnapped Israeli soldier, the London-based Al Hayat reported Thursday.

Shalit was captured in June 2006 in a cross-border attack from Gaza.

Former Mossad senior operative Haggai Hadas was named chief negotiator in the Shalit case Sunday, and met with the Shalit family the following day.

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