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Hamas demands Israel free 54 Palestinians before new talks

A senior Hamas official said Friday there could be no new exchange talks with Israel until it frees dozens of prisoners it has rearrested since their release in a 2011 swap.

New hostage crisis feared as Israel says two held in Gaza

Two Israelis are being held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip after having crossed into the Palestinian territory, Israeli officials said on Thursday, raising fears of another hostage crisis.

Israel releases 550 Palestinian prisoners

Israel has released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, the second and final phase of a swap with Gaza Hamas militants that brought home an Israeli soldier after five years in captivity.

Israel due to free 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

Israel plans to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in 2nd stage of deal with Hamas that brought home Gilad Shalit.

Olmert promised me more Palestinian prisoners: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas
has called on Israel to release more prisoners, over and above
the more than 1,000 being freed in exchange for Israeli
soldier Gilad Shalit.

15 freed Palestinian prisoners arrive in Qatar

Fifteen Palestinian prisoners released
as part of a swap deal that saw Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit
freed from five years of Hamas captivity arrived in the Qatari

UN rights concerned by location of Palestinian release

Israel began releasing 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in two stages in exchange for the handover of soldier Gilad Shalit.

Freed Shalit may find liberty tough

The Islamist group Hamas has said it treated Shalit well during his captivity.

Hope no wars between Israel, Palestine: Shalit

After being released from Hamas captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit expressed hope that there won`t be any more wars with Palestine.

For Israel, 1 soldier = 1000 Palestinians

Israel`s abducted soldier Gilad Shalit`s five year ordeal under captivity came to an end as his captors handed him over to Egyptian authorities.

Israel moves 430 Palestinians near swap venue

Israel posted a list of all 477 prisoners due to go free in the first stage of the deal.

Israel-Palestinian swap due in Sinai next week

The International Committee of the Red Cross has offered its services as a neutral intermediary.

Israel welcomes Shalit swap with mixed emotions

The prisoner swap will free soldier Gilad Shalit after 5 years in captivity in return for release of 1,000 Palestinians.

`Israel ready to free 1,000 prisoners for Shalit`

The prisoner exchange proposal was made by German mediators to Israel and Hamas in February.

Israel ready to deal for Shalit release: Netanyahu

Israeli PM is ready to exchange 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Gilad Shalit.

No lifting of Gaza blockade without soldier visits: Israel

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in 2006.

We foiled Israeli attempt to locate Gilad Shalit: Hamas

Palestinian outfit Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has claimed to have foiled a secret attempt by Israeli authorities to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.

French medical team examines Gilad Shalit

In a confidence building measure, a French medical crew comprising four doctors entered the Gaza Strip last week and examined Israel`s abducted soldier, Gilad Shalit.

Israel to exchange 980 Palestinian prisoners for Shalit

Israel would likely release 980 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas more than three years ago, the State Prosecution said.

Israel`s Prez reports `progress` in talks to free Shalit

Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Sunday there has been "progress" in talks to free soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip for the past three years.