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Israel rejects demand to free prisoners

Israel swiftly rejected a new demand to release 1,000 prisoners by groups claiming to hold a captured soldier. Cpl. Gilad Shalit must be set free without conditions, said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev. “Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has reiterated that there will be no deals, that either Shalit will be released or we will act to bring about his release,” Regev said. Three Palestinian militant groups claiming to hold Shalit faxed a statement to media outlets on Saturday demanding the release of 1,000 Arab prisoners, including women and children, from Israeli jails. Full Story

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