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IDF Soldiers Missing-in-Action: Gilad Shalit

On June 25, 2006, Hamas terrorists kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit near the Gaza-Israel border.
Held hostage for nearly five years in Gaza, Israel negotiated through Egypt with Hamas for Shalit's release.
He was returned to Israel on October 18, 2011.


Exchange Deal

Official Statements on Release of Shalit

Public Opinion on Exchange Deal