Syria will be among the countries absorbing Palestinian prisoners released in the exchange deal for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, senior Hamas official Musa Abu Marzouk said in an interview published in the London-based, pan-Arab daily Al Hayat on Monday.
Abu Marzouk, deputy head of the Damascus-based Hamas “political bureau," said that Turkey and Qatar would also take in some of the forty total prisoners to be sent abroad as part of the deal.
The Hamas official said that he would be arriving in Cairo on Monday, along with Hamas leader in Damascus, Khaled Mashaal, to meet the forty prisoners being deported, prior to their departure.
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