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Netanyahu offers 1,000 prisoners for Shalit release

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Netanyahu offers 1,000 prisoners for Shalit release

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is willing to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for army soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas, four years ago.

The Israeli premier made his remarks in a live televised address as a protest march calling for Shalit to be freed by the Islamist militant group reached Jerusalem.

They say they will stay outside the prime minister’s office until Shalit comes home.

The 23-year-old, who also holds French nationality, was seized on June 25, 2006 in the Gaza Strip.