a.. Hamas reportedly accepted an Israeli offer to exchange Palestinian prisoners for a kidnapped Israeli soldier. Ha’aretz quoted Palestinian sources Tuesday as saying that Hamas approved a swap of 450 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Cpl. Gilad Shalit. The source added that Israel had not yet agreed to Hamas’ list of prisoners, which included senior Hamas terrorists and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti.
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