Pres. Bill Clinton to Mediate Release of Gilad Shalit?
This was in Israel’s Haaretz today but it has not been confirmed by anybody:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked former U.S. president Bill Clinton to help mediate the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported Sunday.
During his recent visit to Washington, Netanyahu met with the former U.S. leader and proposed that the latter visit Gaza and negotiate with senior Hamas officials in efforts to finalize a prisoner exchange deal that would see hundreds of Palestinian prisoners freed from Israeli jails in exchange for Shalit.
Until there is a confirmation by Clinton’s people, I wouldn’t consider this written in stone. Or sand for that matter. But I thought it was interesting.