Last updated: 18 October, 2011

Israeli soldier Shalit released to Egypt

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held in captivity in Gaza for over five years, arrived in Egypt on Tuesday after being released by Hamas, an Israeli military source told AFP.

“He was transferred to Egypt by Hamas 10 minutes ago, and an Israeli colonel will check his state of health,” he told AFP. “Afterwards, he will be transferred to Israel at around 9.00 am (0700 GMT).”