The prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas that included the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, after 1941 days in captivity, is underway. Watch the live coverage in Israel Channel 2 TV, by clicking “Play” (bottom left) on the window below:
7AM EDT: Gilad is meeting his parents after landing at Tel-Nof Airbase.
At approx. 530AM EDT, Egyptian television aired the first interview with Gilad Shalit after his release:
Below is the first video of Gilad’s release (while still on the Egyptian side of the border).
One of the first images of Gilad’s release, at the Kerem Shalom border crossing.