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Gilad Shalit Deal Off Hamas-Israel Prisoner Swap Negotiations Collapse

Germany's foreign intelligence agency has reached an impasse in its efforts to secure the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive in the Gaza Strip since 2006. The chief negotiator for the Palestinian militant group Hamas has told SPIEGEL that he is no longer willing to take part in talks.
Cardboard cut-outs of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are seen during a protest calling for Shalit's release outside Benjamin Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel over a possible prisoner swap have now broken down.

Cardboard cut-outs of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are seen during a protest calling for Shalit's release outside Benjamin Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel over a possible prisoner swap have now broken down.

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