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Photo Gallery: Gilad Shalit's Long Wait
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Photo Gallery: Gilad Shalit's Long Wait

An Israeli Prisoner in Gaza German Mediation in Shalit Affair Faces Failure

German efforts to negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was captured by the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas in 2006, appear to have failed. Palestinian leaders have blamed the German mediator of siding with the Israelis, a sign that Shalit's imprisonment won't likely end soon.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan