Kouchner, who is visiting in Israel, had earlier said that France is willing to mediate between Israel and Hamas to release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and stop firing rockets at Israel "if France is asked to."
Ayman Taha, Hamas spokesman in Gaza welcomed Kouchner statements, and said "Hamas invites Mr. Kouchner to visit in the Gaza Strip to prove that his statements are serious."
Earlier, Kouchner had expressed his country's readiness to mediate between Hamas and Israel to free Shalit, who hold the French nationality in addition to his Israeli one.
No official word has come from Kouchner following Hamas invitation to him to visit in the Gaza Strip.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Şubat 2008, 20:18