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Shalit visits family of slain tank commander

JTA January 31, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit visited the family of his tank commander, who was killed in the same incident in which Shalit was captured. Shalit visited the family of Hanan Barak at their home in Arad on Sunday, Ynet reported...

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was 19 when he was taken captive in
a cross-border raid on the Israel-Gaza line. (Shalit family)

Shalit opens Facebook page

JTA January 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit reportedly has opened a Facebook page. The Facebook page is not open to other social media users, according to reports. He reportedly only has a few Facebook friends, including his sister and some...

Israeli Cabinet approves Shalit deal

Israeli Cabinet approves Shalit deal

Miriam Alster October 12, 2011

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...

Five years on, Shalits imprisonment an open wound for Israel

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

Miriam Alster June 26, 2011

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...

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