Israeli Cabinet approves Shalit deal


Miriam Alster

Noam Shalit, father of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, reacts as he stands in a support tent calling for Gilad’s release set up next to the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Oct 11, 2011. Israel and Gaza’s Hamas Islamist rulers agreed to swap hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for Gilad. Gilad Shalit has been held captive by hamas militants since June 2006. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90