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Aaron Klein

When Israeli warplanes buzzed the summer place of Syrian President Bashar Assad, it appeared Jerusalem might be taking a tougher stance against Hamas terrorism following the kidnapping of one of its soldiers.

But while Israel puts on a tough face publicly against Syria, The Galil Report has learned Egyptian officials involved in mediation efforts to free the soldier offered Assad a package of incentives if the Syrian leader agrees to expel Hamas leaders into international custody.

The offers reportedly were approved by Israel and the United States in conjunction with France.

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