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IDF prepares for Shalit's arrival and the meeting with his family after preliminary medical examinations; Egypt has conveys Hamas' guarantees that Shalit is alive and well.
Abducted soldier Gilad Shalit is expected to be released on Tuesday after Israel and Hamas communicated intensely via Egyptian mediators Wednesday to hammer out the final details.
As the plans appear now, Shalit will be taken from the Gaza Strip into Sinai and from there into Israel through one of the border crossings with Egypt. Once he reaches Sinai, the Israelis will release 27 female Palestinian security prisoners. When Shalit enters Israel after five years in captivity, 450 major prisoners, whose identities have already been agreed on between Israel and Hamas, will be released….