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Shalit-prisoners exchange: One year on

Shalit-prisoners exchange: One year on. During the five years he was held by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit must have struggled to fully grasp the depth of the emotional response that his captivity wrung from his fellow countrymen.

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Gilad Shalit's father: I would fight Israel if I were Palestinian

Gilad Shalit's father: I would fight Israel if I were Palestinian | The Guardian

Gazan women walk past a mural of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was captured by Palestinian militants in 2006

In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Defence Force, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is greeted by IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz (R) at Tel Nof Airbase on October 18, 2011 in central Israel. Shalit was freed after being held captive for five years in Gaza by Hamas militants, in a deal which saw Israel releasing more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Defence Force, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (L) shakes hands with Defence Minister Ehud Barak (R) next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) at Tel Nof Airbase on October 18, 2011 in central Israel. Shalit was freed after being held captive for five years in Gaza by Hamas militants, in a deal which saw Israel releasing more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Former Hamas prisoner Gilad Shalit enters Israeli workforce

Former Hamas prisoner Gilad Shalit enters Israeli workforce – Behind The News

In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Defence Force, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (2nd R) walks with Defence Minister Ehud Barak (L), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd, L) and IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz (R) at Tel Nof Airbase on October 18, 2011 in central Israel. Shalit was freed after being held captive for five years in Gaza by Hamas militants, in a deal which saw Israel releasing more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.