Thursday, October 18, 2012


A year ago today, Israel agreed to release 1027 prisoners, in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit, who had been held prisoner by Hamas.  for 5 + 1/3 years.  He had been captured as he was patrolling the southern border of Israel.  The 1027 prisoners were responsible for the murders of 569 Israeli civilians.  79% of Israelis approved of the deal, with 14% opposed.

For more information on the deal:  Shalit_deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcoming IDF soldier Gilad Shalit at Tel Nof after his release from Hamas captivity.

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