PA minister: Gilad Shalit in 'stable condition'

July 1, 2006 14:25

The Palestinian deputy minister of prisoner affairs said Saturday that kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit has received medical treatment for his wounds and is in stable condition. Speaking at a news conference in Ramallah, Ziad Abu Aen cited unidentified "mediators" as telling him that Shalit, abducted during a raid into Israel by terror organizations last Sunday was injured during the incident. "He has three wounds," Abu Aen said. "I guess shrapnel wounds." He did not give further details. Israel's Channel 1 TV, citing a senior Israeli security official, reported Friday that a Palestinian doctor treated Shalit for minor shoulder and stomach wounds, and that the soldier was in good condition.

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