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Was a golden opportunity for a prisoner exchange missed?

Document reveals "top-secret, classified" details of meeting of senior security chiefs immediately following Operation Protective Edge.

Was a golden opportunity for a prisoner exchange missed?

Difficulties in indirect negotiations with Hamas

Hamas conveys its position on prisoner exchange deal to Israel, via Egyptian mediators.

Difficulties in indirect negotiations with Hamas

Hamas official: Only abducting soldiers will lead to release of prisoners

Senior Hamas official warns: Another military confrontation will break out if one of the hunger striking security prisoners dies.

'Only abducting soldiers will lead to release of prisoners'

Hamas seeking exchange deal with Israel soon

Senior Hamas official says organization is interested in achieving a "Shalit 2 deal" in the near future.

Hamas seeking exchange deal with Israel soon

PA report: Israeli relief for Gaza followed Egyptian pressure

Israel's recent relief measures for Gaza are directly linked to pressure by the US, Egypt and other countries, according to PA newspaper.

PA report: Israeli relief for Gaza followed Egyptian pressure

Syrian sources fume over claims Israel included vaccines in prisoner exchange deal

Source in Syria's opposition forces warns: 'Vaccines won't reach Syrian nation, they'll go to those loyal to Assad, and to his family.'

Syrian sources fume over claims Israel included vaccines in deal

'Prisoner exchange may signal bigger moves with Russian backing'

Middle East expert says looming prisoner exchange with Syria is likely a 'sign of things to come' in Israel-Syria relations.

'Prisoner exchange may signal bigger moves with Russian backing'player

Deal to release Israeli woman held in Syria delayed

Negotiations hit snag after 2 Syrians held by Israel say they don't want to be deported to Syria. Israel hopes deal will be complete soon.

Deal to release Israeli woman held in Syria delayed

Israel negotiating prisoner exchange with Syria to return woman who crossed border

Russia reportedly mediating negotiations in which Israel would free 2 prisoners in exchange for woman who accidentally crossed into Syria.

Israel negotiating with Syria to free woman who crossed border

Expert: Hamas is under pressure to kidnap Israelis

Arab affairs expert Yoni Ben Menachem explains what the obstacles are in the indirect contacts between Israel and Hamas.

'Hamas is under pressure to kidnap Israelis'

Hamas leader threatens more kidnappings

Ismail Haniyeh: There is no breakthrough in negotiations because Israel is not serious.

Hamas leader threatens more kidnappings

Hundreds of youth to Netanyahu: Don't release terrorists in prisoner swap

Some 500 Israeli youth send letter urging PM not to advance a prisoner swap with Hamas that includes the release of terrorists.

Youth to Netanyahu: Don't release terrorists in prisoner swap

Hamas: No progress in prisoner exchange deal

Hamas official warns against believing reports in the Israeli media on significant progress in negotiations on prisoner swap.

Hamas: No progress in prisoner exchange deal

First formal discussion on contacts for prisoner exchange deal

PM Netanyahu discussed with the ministers a possible deal with Hamas for the release of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.

First formal discussion on contacts for prisoner exchange deal

Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Hamas demanding medical equipment and terrorists in possible agreement with Israel, sources say.

Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Haniyeh: If Israel is serious - so are we

Hamas leader says the group is ready to discuss a prisoner exchange deal with Israel through mediators.

Haniyeh: If Israel is serious - so are we

Hamas terrorist organization denies rumors of prisoner exchange with Israel

Hamas denied reports of an approaching deal with Israel for the return of Israeli civilians and remains of IDF soldiers.

Hamas denies prisoner exchange rumors

US student held for 3 yrs. released in Iran-US hostage swap

Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang is reuniting with his wife and son after being imprisoned for 3 yrs. in Iran on trumped-up charges.

US student held for 3 yrs. released in Iran-US hostage swap

Israel to free 2 prisoners after soldier's body returned

Israel agrees to release two Syrian prisoners in gesture of 'goodwill' following return of IDF soldier Zachary Baumel's remains.

Israel to free 2 prisoners after soldier's body returned

Return of the soldiers held in Gaza? 'Election spin'

Goldin family: 'We have learned from experience that when reports are published, this means there is no agreement to bring the boys home.'

Return of the soldiers held in Gaza? 'Election spin'player

Report: Germany mediating between Hamas and Israel

Arabic newspaper reports Germany has been involved in indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas over a prisoner exchange deal.

Report: Germany mediating between Hamas and Israel

Released terrorist returns to Israel - and to jail

Terrorist released in prisoner exchange on condition of never returning to Israel returns, and has life sentence reinstated.

Released terrorist returns to Israel - and to jail

Reports: Qatar to mediate exchange deal between Israel and Hamas

Report claims Israel offered to release 60 terrorists in exchange for soldiers' bodies.

Reports: Qatar to mediate exchange deal between Israel and Hamas

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchange

Taliban leader issues rare public statement congratulating Islamists over US terrorist release; Afghan government livid over the swap.

Taliban Welcomes 'Victory' After US Exchangeplayer

Fatah Prisoner Release Set for Dec 18

Hundreds of imprisoned Palestinian Authority terrorists are to be freed later this month in stage two of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal.

Fatah Prisoner Release Dec 18 in Shalit Deal Part II

Lawsuit over Terrorist Release

Families of victims file suit against mass release of terrorists for Shalit. Sbarro families campaign to take murderess' name off list.

Bereaved Families File Suit to Stop Terrorist Release

Vandal Gets Hugs, Calls to ‘Chop Off his Hands’

A young terror orphan who vandalized the Rabin memorial gets mixed reactions, from support, to calls to “cut off his hands.”

Hugs, Calls to ‘Chop Off his Hands’ for Rabin Memorial Vandal

Soldiers-to-Be: No Swap for Us

Soldiers-to-be begin five-day march warning against terrorist release. “Do not release terrorists for us,” they tell the government.

Soldiers-to-Be: No Terror Swap for Usplayer

Shalit Swap Rallies in Gaza, TA

Marchers in Tel Aviv call to free Gilad Shalit by exchanging terrorist prisoners, as Hamas protesters vow not to ease demands.

Shalit Protests with Similar Messages in Tel Aviv and Gaza

Anti-Release Protest to Continue

Activists who oppose the release of terrorist prisoners react to the Shalit video deal and describe the next step in their campaign.

Anti-Terrorist Release Campaign Moves Forward after Shalit Tapeplayer

PA Teens Preferred Jail to Home

Teen terrorists scheduled to be released Friday preferred prison to home. Also slated for freedom: Gaza's “Terrorist Grandma.”

Teen Terrorists Preferred Jail to Home