First of all, the Hamas leader in exile probably would travel to Egypt via land, since Gaza borders Egypt. Secondly, what good would it do to shoot his plane down, if he chose that method of transportation? Such an incident would probably provoke additional hostilities in the area, resulting in additional casualties on the Israeli side. If a deal for the release of Schalit is close at hand, why jeopardize it? As President Peres has said in the past "You make peace with your enemies, and not with your friends".
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