IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz welcomed IDF soldier Gilad Schalit to Israel by saluting him and saying he was proud that he survived his ordeal.
When the helicopter carrying Schalit landed, Gantz boarded it, Schalit saluted and then Gantz saluted back. "I am proud of you and the way you survived a difficult period," Gantz told Schalit.
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