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  10/17/2011, Tishrei 19, 5772

Report: Hamas Still Afraid of Military Shalit Rescue

Hamas is concerned that Israel will engage in a military effort to free abducted soldier Gilad Shalit at the last minute, according to a Monday morning report by the London-based Arabic daily Ash-Sharq Il-Awsat.

The report says Shalit will be brought to Egypt in a way that will prevent Israel from reaching him and his release will only be carried out after the release of the first 477 of the 1,027 security prisoners slated for release by Israel.