Captive Israeli Soldier Expected Home Tuesday

Unless Iran sabotages Gilad Shalit deal, warns German mediator
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2011 11:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Assuming no last-minute hiccups, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be back home on Tuesday after five years in Hamas captivity, reports AFP. On that day, Israel will release 450 Palestinian prisoners—another 550 will be released later—in exchange for Shalit's freedom. An additional 27 female prisoners will also be released. A German mediator to the talks, however, warns that Iran is unhappy with the deal and could still try to pressure Hamas into reneging, reports Haaretz. (Read more Gilad Shalit stories.)

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