Thursday, July 27, 2006

Abbas: Israeli Soldier May Soon Be Released

CNN reports (via AP) that Palestinian President Abbas has said kidnapped Israel soldier, Gilad Shalit, may be released "imminently".

More to come....

Update: Here's the AP story:

ROME (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday there could be an "imminent solution" for the release of an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants. A spokesman for the Hamas military wing quickly denied the assertion.

"With regards to the issue of the abducted Israeli soldier, I have reiterated that there are ongoing efforts that lead us to believe in an imminent solution," Abbas said, speaking through a translator.

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