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  10/13/2011, Tishrei 15, 5772

PM Thanks Egypt for its Role in Shalit Deal

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, the head of Egypt's Supreme Military Council.Thursday, for Egypt's role in arranging next week's expected release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu told Tantawi, "Your help has warmed the heart of every Israeli citizen." He called Egypt's efforts in recent months "intense" and "successful".