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July 6, 2006
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Israeli officials believe kidnapped soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit is alive. Justice Minister Haim Ramon announced Wednesday that Shalit is alive, a day after a deadline set by his Palestinian captors passed. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has refused demands to release Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Shalit’s release, calling this extortion.

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