Israeli cabinet meets on prisoner swap with Hamas

The agreement had been reached for a swap to take place possibly as soon as in the coming days.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 23:52 PM IST

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent cabinet session on Tuesday to decide on a deal with Hamas to swap Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a soldier held captive in Gaza for five years, a security source said.
In Gaza, a source involved in Egyptian-mediated talks between Israel and the Islamist militant group said agreement had been reached for a swap to take place possibly as soon as in the coming days.
Bureau Report