Egyptian sources claim that Shalit is alive

September 6, 2006 07:29

Official sources in Cairo said that Egypt had given Israel concrete evidence Tuesday that kidnapped soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit was alive. According to the sources, Shalit was being held in a hidden location in the PA. A London-Arab newspaper Ashark-El-Awsa reported that Egypt was making attempts to convince Israeli mediators and Shalit's captives to reach a prisoner exchange agreement. The newspaper claimed that an Israeli official was scheduled to arrive in Cairo to further negotiations in the following days.

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