The Saga of Gilad Shalit

Israel, Shalit
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Catching Up
A handout picture from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) shows Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit speaking with his family on the telephone from an undisclosed location on Oct. 18, 2011 upon his release following 5 years of Hamas captivity under a landmark Egyptian-mediated deal that will see Israel release a total of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

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