Photo gallery: Schalit rallies in Israel, around the world

Hundreds join Schalit family in marking five years since the IDF soldier was captured in a Hamas raid on the Gaza border.

June 26, 2011 11:57

Gilad Schalit cutout seen through yellow ribons 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Rallies were held across the country on Saturday to mark five years in captivity for captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

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Schalit's family gathered Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence, where hundreds joined them with signs and placards demanding government action to free Gilad. In France, where Schalit holds dual citizenship, a banner went up bearing his face at city hall.

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