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Europeans: Gilad Shalit transfer to Egypt imminent

By Akiva Eldar, Haaretz Correspondent

Posted on Jun. 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm

European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours or coming days.

This information has yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials.

According to the European sources, Shalit’s transfer is the first stage of an agreement between the various Palestinian factions, assisted by Egyptian mediation and done in coordination with the United States and with the support of Syria. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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