Who Are the Deadly Terrorists Israel Refuses to Release for Shalit?

Israel won't free all 450 prisoners sought by Hamas, including many behind deadliest Intifada attacks.

Egyptian-brokered negotiations over a deal for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit hit an impasse this weekend after Israel refused to free all 450 long-serving Palestinian prisoners sought by Hamas.

Negotiator Ofer Dekel told cabinet members on Tuesday that Israel has agreed to release about 325 prisoners on the list, 144 of whom would be sent abroad or to the Gaza Strip. The others would be allowed to return to their homes.

The cabinet decided after a special three-hour briefing on the negotiations Tuesday to publicize the list of Palestinian prisoners Hamas has demanded be freed.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had balked at releasing those who orchestrated the deadliest bus and cafe bombings that have killed scores of Israelis since the outbreak of a Palestinian uprising in 2000, political sources said.

The cabinet decided after a special three-hour briefing on the negotiations Tuesday to publicize the list of Palestinian prisoners Hamas has demanded be freed.

The list includes hundreds of prisoners with "blood on their hands," including terrorists sentenced to multiple life terms.

Partial list of prisoners Israel refuses to free:

His trial is ongoing.

He was arrested following the attacks and sentenced to 49 life sentences.

He was sentenced to 67 life terms in 2003.

Sayid was sentenced to 35 life terms in 2006.

Partial list of prisoners Israel is willing to free into exile