Hamas delegation arrives in Egypt to finalize prisoner swap with Israel

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1

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Hamas delegation arrives in Egypt to finalize prisoner swap with Israel

Delegation headed by Khaled Meshaal, chief of Hamas' political bureau, who says first stage of deal would take place within one week.

A delegation from the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, led by Khaled Meshaal, the chief of its political bureau, arrived in Cairo Wednesday evening to finalize a prisoners' swap deal with Israel.
Under the agreement, announced Tuesday, Israel is to free 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for its soldier, Gilad Shalit, held captive in Gaza for the past five years….