May 2010
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);5/12/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4850, p10
The article offers information on the possible mediate prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas as pursued by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It states that the French is willing to sponsor the talks concerning Hamas just like Egypt that sponsored the talks with Hamas to return kidnapped Israeli soldier in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners. Meanwhile, Mahmoud al-Zahhar of Hamas says that his group is talking with Palestinian leaders for reconciliation.


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