16.10.2011 18.Tischrei. 5772 Chol Hamo'ed 2
Army on high alert, fearing terrorists or right-wing Israeli groups might try to torpedo swap; Meidan in Cairo to finalize deal.
As David Meidan, the government’s chief negotiator on the Gilad Schalit case, went to Cairo on Saturday night to finalize the deal to bring the kidnapped soldier home on Tuesday, the army went on high alert, fearing terrorists or right-wing Israeli groups might try to torpedo the swap.
The IDF Southern Command is concerned terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip that were not part of the agreement – such as Islamic Jihad – will increase rocket attacks against Israel in the coming days to derail the deal….