Tuesday, October 18, 2011


4:15 AM EST: After 1,941 days in Hamas captivity, Gilad Shalit has been released:

An Israel Defense Forces official confirmed Tuesday that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was identified at the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt and is "alive and well."

First images of Gilad Shalit were broadcast on Egyptian television on Tuesday as he was escorted by Egyptian security personnel at a terminal in Egypt.