Egypt reportedly urged Hamas to release a captured Israeli soldier. The London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday that Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, in talks this week with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, said that Palestinians holding Cpl. Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip have until the middle of next week to free him or risk provoking a massive Israeli invasion of the coastal territory.
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