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  10/14/2011, Tishrei 16, 5772

Report: Gilad Shalit Transferred to Egypt

Hamas turned Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit over to Egypt on Friday, according to the Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Youm. Senior Egyptian authorities say he entered Egypt via the Rafah crossing from Gaza.

Eyewitnesses say Shalit was taken in a black car that did not undergo any inspection, as is customary when senior Hamas officials go through the crossing.