I heard contradictory news about whether the Red Cross is indeed involved in this--The BBC is say the Red Cross is involved:
The Director General of the ICRC, Angelo Gnaedinger, met Ismail Haniya in Gaza on Wednesday.
Afterwards, Mr Gnaedinger said he was told a visit to Corporal Shalit was "under consideration and that everybody is working on a positive solution".
Cpl Shalit was seized in Israel by Palestinian militants in June 2006.
ICRC officials say they have raised the issue of gaining access to the captured Israeli soldier in five previous meetings with Hamas, but Mr Gnaedinger's visit was the most senior-level attempt to resolve the issue.The question is whether in the process of mediating, those involved will pressure Israel further on releasing more terrorists in exchange for Shalit.
A statement from Mr Haniya after the meeting made no mention of any possible visit to Cpl Shalit. Instead, he said he hoped that Palestinian prisoners and the Israeli soldier would be released in an "honourable prisoner-swap deal".
The Haaretz newspaper reports that Israel has sent Hamas a new proposal in its negotiations over Gilad Shalit. No further details are given.
Quoting a senior Hamas official, the paper also says European officials from more than one country have recently begun mediating between Israel and Hamas over the soldier.