Suleiman, who earlier met with Hamas and other terror groups, is expected to convey to Gilad the Palestinian response to demands made by Israel's leaders.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have conditioned a truce on a complete end to terror from the Gaza Strip, as well as an end to Hamas' military buildup and arms smuggling, among other things. However, it appears that Hamas found it most difficult to cope with the demand to advance Shalit's release.
'No tolerance for terror'
During Suleiman's initial talks with terror group representatives he encountered resistance to advancing Shalit's release, but Egypt kept pressing the Palestinians on the issue, prompting Palestinian groups to admit that the Shalit issue is playing a major role in the talks.
The officials made it clear that Israel would not tolerate ongoing terror activity and would resort to military operations in order to defeat Hamas and other groups that launch rockets at Israel.