Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gilad Shalit to be Released?

Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may be on his way back home to Israel. He was captured exactly three years ago today. Perhaps the most promising aspect in the news is a word that is missing; that word is 'body'. It does not say that his 'body' is being transferred, but that he is. Hopefully I am not reading to much into it, but that could mean that he is still alive.

No word on if this deal/agreement will ever be made public, but it would be interesting to see what it says. The problem with any deal is that it may encourage more cross boarder raids with the goal of capturing more Israeli soldiers to make deals with.

"European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours or coming days.

This information has yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials.

According to the European sources, Shalit's transfer is the first stage of an agreement between the various Palestinian factions, assisted by Egyptian mediation and done in coordination with the United States and with the support of Syria.

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