Israel re-arrests man freed in Shalit deal

2012-05-18 20:41

Israeli troops have re-arrested a Palestinian who was freed under terms of a prisoner swap deal between Israel and the Hamas movement, Palestinian security sources say.

Israel set to complete swap for Schalit

2011-12-18 17:52

Israel is wrapping up preparations to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the final phase of a swap with Hamas for Gilad Shalit.

Officials reveal what kept Shalit going

2011-11-06 21:24

Gilad Shalit's captors provided him with a stationary bicycle, a radio and paper on which to draw and chronicle his captivity.

Israel, Egypt agree to prisoner swap

2011-10-24 22:27

Israel and Egypt have reached a deal to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners in Israeli custody for US-Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, held by Egypt since June.

Egypt, Israel to pick rest of detainees

2011-10-20 23:49

Hamas will not be involved in picking the 550 prisoners to be freed by Israel in the second stage of a landmark exchange deal, the movement's armed wing said on Thursday.

Freed Palestinians arrive in Turkey

2011-10-19 08:39

Eleven Palestinians have arrived in Turkey early as part of the thousand-for-one prisoner exchange.

Egypt TV Shalit interview shocks Israel

2011-10-18 19:32

Israeli officials are 'shocked' about the Egypt state TV interview with Shalit conducted in front of Hamas.

Hamas No 2: Israel to ease blockade

2011-10-18 16:35

The Hamas deputy chief says that Israel will ease its blockade of Gaza as part of a prisoners’ exchange and called for remaining Palestinian prisoners to be freed.

Shalit dazed but healthy

2011-10-18 14:11

Gilad Shalit has returned home after more than five years in captivity but his gaunt and dazed appearance raised questions about the conditions of his captivity.

First pictures of Shalit shown

2011-10-18 11:08

The first pictures of a healthy-looking Gilad Shalit have been shown on news networks and the Israeli soldier is now thought to be back in his home country.

Israel, Palestine ready for inmate swap

2011-10-17 20:00

Israel is waiting with bated breath to see the first images of Gilad Shalit, the captive soldier being released by Hamas in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.

Israeli group looks to stall Shalit deal

2011-10-14 22:39

An Israeli group representing victims of Palestinian attacks has petitioned a court to delay an impending deal to release 1 027 Palestinian prisoners in return for captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit going home next week

2011-10-14 12:36

Captured soldier Gilad Shalit is to return to Israel at the same time as 450 Palestinian prisoners are freed if the terms of a swap deal are respected, a senior Israeli official says.

Palestinian Authority unhappy with Hamas

2011-10-13 19:08

The Palestinian Authority says it is disappointed Hamas had agreed to allow Israel to exile some of the prisoners that will be released in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit's dad: Time to fold up tent

2011-10-12 11:08

Since hearing of the deal for their son’s release, the family of Gilad Shalit has announced that they will fold up their tent outside the Israeli prime minister's residence where they have been keeping vigil.

Israeli soldier: Proof of life demanded

2011-06-23 18:17

The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking Palestinian armed groups to prove an Israeli soldier captured five years ago is alive.

Israeli soldier's parents file suit

2011-06-06 15:01

The parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Palestinian militants in Gaza in 2006, have filed a law suit in Paris against his kidnapping and illegal imprisonment.

Hamas 'very eager' to discuss Gilad Shalit

2010-10-21 20:09

Gaza's Hamas rulers are "very eager" to resume talks with Israel over a prisoner exchange which could see captured soldier Gilad Shalit being freed, former US president Jimmy Carter has said.

Israel remembers captured Shalit

2010-06-25 11:53

Human Rights Watch is demanding that Hamas end its "cruel and inhuman treatment" of Gilad Shalit as Israel marks the fourth anniversary of the soldier's captivity.

Hamas releases Shalit cartoon

2010-04-25 16:20

The armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement has broadcast a grim cartoon warning Israel over the fate of captured soldier Gilad Shalit.

Hamas prisoner swap unclear

2009-12-27 17:10

It is still not clear whether Israel will do a prisoner swap with Hamas that would see hundreds of Palestinians freed for a captured soldier.

Hamas celebrates 22nd birthday

2009-12-11 19:04

Hamas rulers in the Gaza Strip have begun celebrations marking the Islamist movement's 22nd anniversary with parades and the unveiling of a mural depicting rockets targeting Israel.


Shalit's father to enter Israeli politics

2012-01-09 22:11

Noam Shalit, whose soldier son Gilad was held captive in Gaza for over five years, has announced he will run for election with Labour in Israel's next polls.

Israel due to free 550 Palestinians

2011-12-18 14:19

Israel plans to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity.

Saudi offers bounty for Israel soldier

2011-10-31 07:44

A member of Saudi Arabia's royal family increased to $1m a reward offered by a Saudi cleric to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier.

Shalit shirt hot item in Gaza

2011-10-23 21:54

The shirt worn by freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, has become a fashion hit in Gaza.

Bright future for Shalit, experts say

2011-10-19 12:26

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, freed after more than five years in captivity, faces a fragile first few days of freedom, but is likely to recover both fully and quickly, psychological experts say.

UK: Israel must do more for peace

2011-10-18 20:52

Britain has urged Israel to build on the momentum provided by the release of its soldier Gilad Shalit to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.

Jubilant welcome as Shalit arrives home

2011-10-18 18:00

Newly-released Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has arrived by helicopter at his family home in the northern village of Mitzpe Hila to a raucous welcome by thousands of cheering Israelis.

SA Jews welcome Shalit release

2011-10-18 15:15

The Jewish community in South Africa is "overjoyed" at the news of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit: I hope this leads to peace

2011-10-18 12:42

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, looking weak but insisting he was healthy, says he hopes his release in exchange for Palestinian prisoners will help bring peace between their people.

Palestinians gather to greet prisoners

2011-10-18 09:38

Throngs of excited Palestinians have gathered in the West Bank and Gaza preparing to greet prisoners released under a landmark exchange deal.

Israel names Palestinians to be freed

2011-10-16 18:11

Israel has released a list of 477 Palestinian prisoners to be released as part of the deal to secure Gilad Shalit's freedom, many of whom were involved in bloody militant attacks.

German intelligence helped free Shalit

2011-10-14 15:30

The head of the German intelligence service has revealed that his agents played a part in the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel PM thanks Egypt for Shalit deal

2011-10-13 20:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered Israel's thanks to Egypt for helping secure a deal to free a captured Israeli soldier.

Israel eagerly awaits Shalit return

2011-10-12 19:43

Israel is impatiently awaiting news about when captive soldier Gilad Shalit would return home, a day after the Jewish state inked a deal with Hamas that will see 1 000 Palestinians freed.

Prison swap deal will see Shalit freed

2011-10-11 21:16

Israel and Hamas have reached a tentative deal to exchange a captured soldier, Sergeant Gilad Shalit, for Palestinian prisoners.

63% of Israelis back Shalit swap deal

2011-06-21 15:04

Nearly two-thirds of Israelis back a prisoner exchange deal which would see 1 000 Palestinian inmates released in order to free captured soldier Gilad Shalit, says a poll.

Israel re-arrests Hamas activist

2011-01-31 21:20

The Israeli army has re-arrested Hamas lawmaker Mohammed Jamal al-Natsh, five months after he was released from prison.

Shalit issue divides Israel

2010-07-06 15:34

Most Israelis want captured soldier Gilad Shalit to be freed but the issue of what it will take to get him home is dividing the country.

Israel frees Hamas MP

2010-06-20 19:22

Israel has released one of several Hamas MPs arrested after Gaza militants captured an Israeli soldier in a deadly cross border raid in 2006.

No more concessions - Israel

2010-01-08 10:58

Israel will not make any more concessions to Hamas in negotiations for the exchange of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Parents plead for Shalit release

2009-12-20 22:38

The parents of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit have made an impassioned appeal for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach a deal with his captors, saying time was running out.

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