Aviva Schalit: 'Our joy is indescribable'

"It took 1,935 difficult days and long nights to bring Gilad home," captured soldier's father, Noam, says after cabinet approves exchange deal.

October 12, 2011 07:38
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Aviva Schalit after hearing news of prisoner deal

Aviva Schalit 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

Aviva Schalit smiled, but did not weep or scream when the cabinet early Wednesday morning approved a deal to bring her son Gilad home after more than five years of captivity in Gaza.

“Our joy is indescribable,” she told the reporters who crowded around her and her husband, Noam, as they sat at about 1 a.m. in the small white protest tent erected for Gilad on the sidewalk around the corner from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem home.

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