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        10/18/2011, Tishrei 20, 5772

      Az-Zahar: Shalit Transferred to Egypt

      Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Az-Zahar said, Tuesday morning, that soldier Gilad Shalit has been transferred to Egypt.

      Az-Zahar's statement is the latest in a series of conflicting reports about Shalit, who was abducted by Hamas and its allies from the Kerem Shalom base next to Gaza in June 2006.