Saudi Royal Offers $900K for Capture of Israeli Soldier
Prince brings cleric's bounty to $1M
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2011 3:02 AM CDT
Prince Khaled bin Talal does not hold an official position in the Saudi government.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Israel's freeing of a thousand Palestinian prisoners in return for one captured soldier must have sounded like a pretty good deal to Prince Khaled bin Talal. The Saudi royal, brother of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has added $900,000 to a prominent Saudi cleric's offer of $100,000 to anybody who captures an Israeli soldier, Reuters reports.

"I tell Sheik al-Qarani that I support you and I will pay $900,000 to make it $1 million to capture an Israeli soldier to release other prisoners," the prince, who holds no official government position, told a Saudi TV station. In Israel, extremists have offered a $100,000 reward to anybody who kills one of the 1,027 prisoners released in return for Gilad Shalit, if that prisoner had killed Israelis.
 

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