Report: Gadhafi's Son Was Ready to Sign Peace Treaty With Israel After Libya Fighting

According to Austrian politician David Lasar, Seif al-Islam was also willing to act as middleman to secure the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

An Austrian politician says one of Muammar Gadhafi's sons told him Libya was ready to sign a peace treaty with Israel once the fighting in his country ended.

David Lasar also said Thursday that Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi's longtime heir apparent, also told him he was ready to act as a middleman to secure the release of an Israel soldier held for more than four years by Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling Gaza.

In this video image broadcast on Libyan state television early Monday Feb. 21, 2011 Seif al-Islam, son of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks.AP

Lasar, a Vienna municipal political with the rightist Freedom Party, was in Libya last month on a trip coordinated between his party and Ayoub Kara, an Israeli deputy minister.

Lasar is Jewish, while Kara is a Druse, and both occasionally assume positions and take on missions that are unusual for their government or party.