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.


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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