Report: Hamas Agrees to Egyptian Draft On Shalit Deal


gilad-shalitEgyptian intelligence services have prepared a draft for a deal meant to secure the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, which Hamas finds acceptable, the Al Jazeera news network reported today. 

The deal will be presented to Israel through a mediator set to arrive in Cairo in the next few days.

According to the network’s Palestinian sources, Egypt has received assurances from Hamas that they are interested in completing the deal and so has launched a series of talks with elements within various European countries in order to proceed with the deal.

The sources added that the deal was also discussed in the days leading up to the Palestinian factions’ reconciliation, and that Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal was updated on them during his visit to Cairo.

{Ynet/ Newscenter}