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Forty-three Palestinians released from Israeli prisons as part of a prisoner swap will arrive at Cairo International Airport at 5 pm on Tuesday, according to airport sources.
The Palestinians will leave the airport on Tuesday and Wednesday to travel to Qatar, Turkey and Syria, according to the sources, who asked not to be named.
Security authorities at the airport were put on alert to keep the transfer of the prisoners secure, the sources added.
Hamas and Israel achieved an Egypt-brokered swap deal last week, according to which Hamas would release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held captive by the faction for five years, in return for Israel releasing 1027 Palestinian prisoners.
The first stage of the release of Palestinian prisoners started earlier on Tuesday when 477 inmates were freed. The remaining 550 will be set free within two months.
Translated from the Arabic Edition