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Palestinians: Ceasefire talks failing because of prisoners released in Shalit deal
The Palestinians Ma'an News Agency reported Tuesday that the reason for failure in attempts to reach a ceasefire agreement is Israel's refusal to release prisoners who were previously pardoned as part of a the deal to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

 

According to the report, the Palestinian director of intelligence asked US Secretary of State John Kerry to secure the release of the prisoners along with the fourth wave of prisoners that Israel had originally agreed to let go before the collapse of the last round of peace talks.