Excerpt from report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website
["Hamas: Shalit Condemned To 'Long Prison Sentence'" - Ma'an headline]
Gaza, 30 March: International mediation efforts over the exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel have failed, Hamas leader and party spokesperson for the Shalit file Osama Al-Mazini said on 30 March.
Spokesperson for the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) Abu Mujahid later noted the reasons for the failure were the refusal of Israeli negotiating partners to release all 450 of the specified prisoners. In addition, he noted, …