Kuwaiti daily: Shalit in Egypt, prisoner swap underway
The Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Jarida reported early Thursday that Hamas transferred abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit to Egypt a few days ago as part of a prisoner exchange for his release.
The newspaper quoted sources as saying that Shalit has been taken to a secret and secure location in the country, accompanied by Ahmed Jabari, head of Hamas’ military wing, and senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar.
Israel is waiting for Hamas’ official answer to the German mediator’s proposal on the final prisoner exchange deal. The Islamist group is expected to respond within the next few days…