The step-by-step guide to Gilad’s return home

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3


The step-by-step guide to Gilad's return home

Timetable of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit's transfer has been finalized; process begins on Tuesday morning, expected to be completed by the afternoon.

Phase 1: Shalit is released and met either by a representative of the International Red Cross or an Egyptian official on Tuesday morning.

Phase 2: Israel frees 27 Arab female prisoners on confirmation of Shalit's release.

Phase 3: Hamas transfers Shalit to Egypt via the Rafah crossing. Shalit will spend a very short period of time in Egypt, possibly under 15 minutes, before overland transfer to Israel….