Gilad Shalit

A human story

October 19, 2011

In the end, it was all about a human story: a father's hug, a mother's tears.

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Gilad Shalit's homecoming

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2011

The captured solider returns to Israel and his family.

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Gilad Shalit's father speaks after emotional reunion

By Jessica Elgot, October 18, 2011

Gilad Shalit's father Noam has describing meeting his son for the first time in more than five years.

He said: "Today, it feels like my son has been reborn."

Mr Shalit told the assembled press in his home town of Mitzpe Hila what it was like to bring his son home. "He came down the stairs, into the house, and through the door he left so long ago.

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After Shalit, pledge to bring home other missing soldiers

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

The chief of staff for the Israel Defence Forces has vowed that the army will "continue to do everything in our power to bring back all those missing or held captive".

Lt Gen Benny Gantz's comments, made in a personal message to IDF servicemen and women, came at the end of a day of celebration for many Israelis because of the return of Gilad Shalit.

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Gilad Shalit sees his father for the first time in five years

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

The moment when Gilad Shalit was reunited with his father Noam.

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Thoughts on Gilad Shalit's release

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

When Gilad Shalit was captured, most of us didn't have Facebook. There was no Twitter, no iPhone and certainly no iPad.

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Gilad Shalit's return

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Gilad Shalit has been reunited with his family after more than five years.

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Gilad Shalit reunited with family in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Gilad Shalit has been reunited with his family in Israel.

The Israeli soldier, who returned to Israel today after more than five years as a prisoner of Hamas, met his parents Noam and Aviva at the Tel Nof Army base.

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Gilad Shalit returns to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Gilad Shalit meets Israeli army officers as he arrives back in Israel.

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Shalit release: Cameron on 'courage' of Israeli soldier

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

The British Prime Minister has congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu "and everyone involved" for bringing Gilad Shalit home safely.

As the soldier, who was captured by Hamas terrorists in June 2006, spoke to his family for the first time since he was kidnapped, David Cameron expressed hope that the "prisoner exchange will bring peace a step closer".

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