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Media: Gilad Shalit transferred to Egypt

Israel Materials 18 October 2011 10:52
The Islamist Palestinian movement HAMAS on Tuesday handed over Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit to Egypt for subsequent transfer to Israel.
Media: Gilad Shalit transferred to Egypt

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 18 / Trend A.Tagiyeva, T.Konyayeva/

The Islamist Palestinian movement HAMAS on Tuesday handed over Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit to Egypt for subsequent transfer to Israel, Al Jazeera reported citing a source in Egypt.

Shalit is being transported to the Kerem Shalom checkpoint on the Egyptian-Israeli border to transfer him to the Israeli military and medical officers, Al-Arabiya reported.

Egypt has not yet confirmed this information.

Shalit is expected to be handed over to the Israeli side, and following a medical exam he will be delivered to one of the Israeli military bases.

Shalit was in captive since 2006.

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