US ex-president to meet Hamas in Gaza Strip

Israel Materials 16 June 2009 12:29 (UTC +04:00)

On June 16, US ex-President Jimmy Carter arrived in Gaza Strip where he will hand over a letter to the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas Ismail Haniyeh on discharge of Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit, who is in captivity since 2007.

Leader of the movement Mahmoud Zahar said in his interview with the Israeli radio that Hamas is studying an opportunity of handing a letter over to Shalit from his father.

Instead of Shalit's discharge, Hamas demands from Israel to release 400 prisoners at the Israeli prisons, he added.