03/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Israel: No Truce Until Kidnapped Soldier Released

Israel will not agree to a truce with Hamas in the Gaza Strip without the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Schalit, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement released on Saturday.

"Israel will not reach any understandings regarding the calm (cease-fire) before the release of Gilad Schalit," the statement read.

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