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.

Israel HC discusses prisoner swap appeal

Judging from similar appeals in prisoner exchange deals in the past, the court is unlikely to intervene.

Israeli ministers meet on prisoner swap

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to convene his inner cabinet for a discussion on a prisoner swap with Hamas.

Israel says no deal yet on Shalit prisoner swap

Israel said on Monday there was no deal yet on a prisoner swap with Hamas, as efforts appeared to gather pace on an accord that could see a Gaza-held soldier exchanged for hundreds of Palestinians.