Israeli media reports quoting Egyptian sources reports an agreement with Israel should be signed the coming three days.
According to the reports, Hamas is about to agree to an 18-month ceasefire with Israel, a plan that would demand the immediate opening of Gaza crossing by Israel.
Regarding the release of Gilad Shalit, it appears this will not be in the first stage of the multi-stage agreement.
Officials report Hamas is seeking to close a deal before Binyamin Netanyahu takes office, fearing his government would not exhibit as much flexibility as the current administration.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)