Mubarak: Shalit update

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that his country was working hard to secure the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who he called “our prisoner.”

In an interview with PBS over the weekend, Mubarak noted that German representatives were also involved in the effort. However, he said that Israeli “terms and conditions” were getting in the way of progress.

“The deal or the agreement was to take care of Shalit and that Israel would release a number of prisoners, and when this is done we will hand over Shalit to the Israelis,” Mubarak said during a visit to the United States. “We still have hope to conclude this on a good note.” —