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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Report: Hamas secretly met with Mossad in Czech Republic

Palestine Press Agency reports that Hamas leader Saleh Aruri met with Israeli intelligence representatives in a secret meeting in the Czech Republic.

PalPress says that Aruri was released from an Israeli prison several months ago under condition that he goes into exile. He lives in Syria.

Sources say that Israeli intelligence initiated the meeting.

Hamas is apparently interested in extending the current calm. It is unclear whether Gilad Shalit was part of these talks, although Hamas says that a German mediator had presented some "new ideas" to help release him.