During a speech on Thursday, Noam Shalit, father of abducted soldier Gilad Shait, blamed the United States for interfering with Israelís attempts at negotiating a prisoner exchange for his son.

"Unfortunately we have received sentiments from the U.S. government that express discomfort with the prisoner swap deal,Ē he said.

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The Obama Administration has been "dropping hints to the Israeli decision makers not to accept such a prisoner swap as it might harm Abbas's political position and stability in the Palestinian Authority," said Shalit.

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