Hamas leader arrives in Cairo to monitor prisoner swap deal

Ahmed Eleiba, Wednesday 12 Oct 2011

Khaled Meshaal arrives in Cairo Wednesday to follow up on prisoner swap deal with Israel

Khaled Meshaal, head of Hamas' political office, will arrive in Egypt today to meet with Egyptian officials and follow up on what has been agreed upon regarding an Egypt-brokered prisoner swap deal between the Palestinian resistance group and Israel.

The deal, announced Tuesday, will involve the exchange of Israeli army soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas in 2006, for 1027 Palestinian detainees from several Israeli prisons.

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