IDF receives confirmation: Schalit in Egyptian control

18.10.2011                      20.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 4

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IDF receives confirmation: Schalit in Egyptian control

Hamas passes soldier to Egyptians on Gaza side of Rafah crossing; Israel transfers Palestinian prisoners to Red Cross buses, awaiting word that Schalit in Israel before allowing them to pass into Gaza, W.Bank.

Egyptian military officials received Gilad Schalit from Hamas control on the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing  and updated the IDF command post at the Kerem Shalom crossing of the transaction on Tuesday morning.
As a result, Israel transferred all the Palestinian prisoners to be released to Gaza and the West Bank to Red Cross buses. Israeli officials are awaiting word that Schalit has entered Israel, after which the prisoners will be transferred to the West Bank and Gaza via Egypt….