Released Israeli soldier comes to Cairo: media
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 12 / Trend E.Kosolapova /
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held captive by Islamic Resistance Movement HAMAS since June 2006, has come this morning to Cairo through Rafah frontier, Arab media reported with the reference to source in Egyptian Security Forces.
Shalit came to Cairo following an agreement between HAMAS and Israel on a prisoner exchange.
Israeli soldier will stay in Cairo until the parties finalize work under the agreement.
Israel yesterday reached agreement with HAMAS to release Gilad Shalit.
Israel will free 1,000 Palestinian men and 27 women from its prisons in exchange for its soldier.
As many as 450 male militants and 27 women - which is the total number of female militants Israel is currently holding - would be freed within a week.
Another 550 male militants would then be freed in another two months. The first stage included 315 prisoners who were serving long or life sentences.