Dubai, Oct 31 : Saudi prince Khaled bin Talal has offered a $1 million reward to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier to swap him for Palestinian prisoners.Khaled,brother of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,was adding to the bounty offered by cleric Aaidh al-Qarni.
The bounty spree follows the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit by the Hamas in return for 1,000 Palestinians earlier this month.
Dr al-Qarni said he was offering $100,000 to only take a prisoner but they responded by offering $1 million to kill Aaidh al-Qarni, Khaled told Saudi Arabias al-Daleel TV station by telephone on Saturday.I tell Sheik al-Qarni that I support you and I will pay $900,000 to make it one million dollars to capture an Israeli soldier to release other prisoners.
Khaled holds no official position in the government. Al-Qarni said on his Facebook page this week that he made the offer in response to a similar reward promised by an Israeli family for the killer of a relative in 1998.