6:38 p.m.: Schalit's father thanks public, IDF, gov't for support
6:33 p.m.: Noam Schalit hopes healing process for Gilad will be quick
6:16 p.m.: Sa'ar instructs schools to discuss captives, freeing them
. Pollards happy Schalit is free5:51 p.m.:
New York Jews rejoice at Schalit's return5:47 p.m.:
Blair: Schalit's return is 'a moment of great joy'5:44 p.m.
German FM says he's happy, relieved that Schalit back home5:13 p.m.:
Schalit finally enters Mitzpe Hila home after 5 years5:09 p.m.:
Police escort Schalit convoy to home in Mitzpe Hila4:55 p.m.:
IAF helicopter carrying Gilad Schalit lands in Mitzpe Hila4:48 p.m.:
Jewish groups welcome return of Schalit to Israel4:32 p.m.:
Gantz: IDF committed to bringing back all captive soldiers4:25 p.m.:
Azzam Azzam: 'The trauma hasn’t left me'4:23 p.m.:
Police making final preparations for Schalit at Mitzpe Hila4:14 p.m.:
Tvzi Schalit: Gilad in better condition than we thought4:11 p.m.:
Schalit sets off for Mitzpe Hila in IAF helicopter4:05 p.m.:
Itamar Ben-Gvir freed after protesting prisoner releases3:43 p.m.:
UN concerned at fate of Palestinian detainees
: UK says Israel must do more for Middle East peace3:28 p.m.:
Schalit finishes medical exams; set to fly to Mitzpe Hila3:15 p.m.:
Opposition MKs split on PM's behavior on Schalit release2:51 p.m.:
Sarkozy: Schalit release is 'huge relief for France'2:41 p.m.:
: IDF medics to determine if Schalit will fly, drive home2:33 p.m.
: Red Cross praises release of Schalit, Palestinian prisoners2:07 p.m.
: Palestinians clash with security forces at Betunia2:05 p.m.
: Police deployed in Mitzpe Hila ahead of Schalit return1:55 p.m.
: Cameron: UK shares joy of Gilad Schalit's family1:45 p.m.
: Gantz: Return of Schalit is closure for State of Israel1:34 p.m.
: Barak: We will act to prevent risks from endangering us1:25 p.m.
: Netanyahu: We are united in happiness and pain1:16 p.m.
: World Jewish Congress welcomes Schalit's release1:12 p.m.
: Schalit reunites with family, PM welcomes him to Israel12:50 p.m.
: Schalit lands at Tel Nof Air Force Base where parents await
: IDF: Schalit suffering from limp, may be malnourished12:39 p.m.
: Peres thanks Konrad, Merkel for German role in Schalit deal12:32 p.m.
: Abbas hails release of Palestinian prisoners as victory12:30 p.m.
: Schalit in IDF helicopter en route to meet PM, family12:03 p.m.
: Officials: Egypt interview shows Schalit of sound mind11:55 a.m.
: IDF: Schalit found to be in good physical condition11:53 a.m.
: UN's Ban sees peace process boost from Schalit deal11:39 a.m.
: Report: Schalit tells IDF psychologist: I feel good11:28 a.m.
: Gilad Schalit in first interview: I missed my family11:15 a.m.
: IDF spokesman: Schalit in Israel, undergoing medical exam11:13 a.m.
: Egyptian TV airs interview with Gilad Schalit11:08 a.m.
: Netanyahu, Gantz updated on Gilad Schalit's status10:51 a.m.
: @yaakovkatz: Israeli negotiator David Meidan to meet Schalit in coming minutes in Egypt and bring him via Kerem Shalom to Israel #Jpost10:43 a.m.
: UK Zionist Federation welcomes Schalit release10:36 a.m.
: IDF confrims: Gilad Schalit has arrived in Israel10:33 a.m.
: Israel begins transferring prisoners to Gaza, W. Bank10:22 a.m.
: Egyptian television shows pictures of Gilad Schalit in Egypt10:15 a.m.
: Female prisoner problem solved, exchange continuing10:06 a.m.
: Report: All Gaza-bound prisoners have entered Egypt9:59 a.m.
: PM to Schalit parents: You will see Gilad 'any time soon'9:47 a.m.
: Schalit deal delayed as 2 prisoners refuse entry to Gaza9:42 a.m.
: Report: Egyptian state TV to interview Schalit9:38 a.m.
: Netanyahu arrives at Tel Nof base ahead of Schalit swap9:36 a.m.
: BBC: Schalit spoke with family on phone, in good health9:32 a.m.
: Report: Planes land in Cairo to deport released prisoners9:30 a.m.
: Report: 2 female prisoners refusing transfer to Gaza9:24 a.m.
: Egypt TV: Schalit in Egypt
, will be transferred in 1 hour9:08 a.m.: West Bank residents celebrate
Schalit prisoner releases8:54 a.m:
BBC: Haniyeh arrives at Rafah crossing to await prisoners8:49 a.m:
Noam Schalit: We are waiting, trying to stay calm8:40 a.m:
Hundreds celebrate prisoner release in Umm el-Fahm8:33 a.m.
: Gantz arrives at Tel Nof ahead of Schalit swap8:22 a.m.:
Schalit family arrives at Tel Nof to greet Gilad8:05 a.m.
: Gilad Schalit's grandfather arrives at Tel Nof base7:54 a.m.
: IDF receives confirmation: Gilad Schalit is in Egyptian hands7:42 a.m.
: Hamas waiting for confirmation that Schalit is in Egypt7:35 a.m.
: Schalit family leaves Mitzpe Hila, on route to Tel Nof7:16 a.m.
: Report: Hamas says Gilad Schalit transferred to Egyptian side of Rafah crossing; no Egyptian or Israel confirmation 7:11 a.m.
: Report: Palestinian prisoners await Erdogan's approval7:00 a.m.
: Officials say Schalit release 'exciting, but difficult'6:59 a.m.
: Tel Nof: IDF sets up field hospital to receive Schalit6:19 a.m.
: Gilad's grandfather, sister head to Tel Nof for his release6:22 a.m.
: IDF: Media gathers at Kerem Shalom awaiting Gilad's return6:12 a.m.
: Ma'an: Buses, Red Cross vehicles arrive at Rafah crossing6:08 a.m.
: Palestinian prisoners brought to border crossings5:00 a.m.
: Report: Border crossings now closed military zones
: Right-wing activists try to block prisoner convoys
: Report: Shin Bet pressured prisoners over Schalit deal3:00 a.m.
: Report: Palestinian inmates begin leaving Israeli jails