Hamas: Egypt brokered Shalit deal

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A high-ranking source in Hamas said Tuesday a prisoner exchange deal with Israel has been brokered by Egypt and will be implemented by early next month.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is expected to confirm the agreement late Tuesday.

Abu Mujahid, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, said Israel agreed to its terms and said Mashaal will make the announcement within hours to clarify aspects of the deal.

Officials at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office confirmed the report to local media. Netanyahu has called an emergency cabinet meeting for late Tuesday, they said.

(www.maannews.net / 11.10.2011)

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