Five years on, Shalit’s imprisonment an open wound for Israel



Miriam Alster

Noam Shalit, father of kidnapped israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, sits unerneath a banner depicting his son, and late kidnapped soldier Ron Arad (R), in a protest tent set up in support of Gilad’s release outside the Prime Minister’s residence in jerusalem on June 02, 2011. Former Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Muhammad Basyuni claimed that a deal for the release of Shalit would be announced “within a few hours”. The Prime Minister’s Office responded saying “no breakthrough” had been made in the continuing talks for Shalit’s release. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.