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Sarkozy Delivers a Message from Shalit's Father to Assad But Ignores 11,000 Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Occupation Prisons


President Sarkozy delivers a message from Shalit's father to President Assad

Thursday September 04, 2008 12:01 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC & Agencies

French president , Nicolas Sarkozy, will deliver a message from the father of captured Israeli occupation soldier, Gil'ad Shalit to President Basshar Al-Assad, French presidency sources reported.

The sources added that the message delivery will take place indirectly, as the Syrian president does not wish to appear as if he were a mediator between Israel and Hamas party, which holds Shalit in Gaza.

During a meeting of the Quartet Committee in Damascus today, the French president is expected to hand the message over to his Syrian counterpart, who in turn will deliver it to Prince of Qattar, then to Khaled Mesha'al, the exiled leader of Hamas.

Sarkozy has repeatedly pledged to move the Shalit case forward, as Shalit holds a double Israeli-French citizenship.

Corporal Gil'ad Shalit, was captured in June2006, by Hamas and two other Palestinian groups during a cross-border attack in southern Gaza. The capture of Shalit came right after the Israeli occupation army nabbed two Palestinians from the border Palestinian town of Rafah.

Since June19, 2008, the Israeli occupation government and the Palestinian resistance organizations have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal , in which negotiations over Shalit should have resumed.

Hamas insists that Shalit be swapped with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, while the Israeli occupation government refuses (and continue kidnapping Palestinians everyday from their homes and keeping them in Israeli occupation prisons together with more than 11,000 other Palestinian political prisoners).

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