Gilad Schalit smiles outside his Mitzpe Hila home 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Gilad Schalit went for medical checks at a hospital in central Israel on
Tuesday morning. He was accompanied by his parents Noam and Aviva.
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Upon returning to Israel
from Hamas captivity last week, the IDF announced that Schalit will
undergo a series of comprehensive tests after the initial examination
conducted on him.
was found that he suffered from a slight injury in his hand caused by
shrapnel, and vitamin deficiency as a result of not being exposed to
In the coming days Schalit is expected to undergo his
first security debriefing on his kidnapping and time in
captivity, during which he will discuss his experiences over the past
Schalit has declined various invitations since his release, such
as an offer from the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team to watch the
game on Thursday.
On Monday, President Shimon Peres paid Schalit a visit
at his home in
Mitzpe Hila. "You have no idea how emotionally moving it is for me to
meet you here in your home, alive and well," Peres told the freed IDF
soldier. "I may be the oldest person here, but I'm the most excited," he
Peres made the trip from Jerusalem to tell Schalit what joy his homecoming
from a long term of incarceration had brought to the nation and to
Peres personally.Greer Fay Cashman contributed to this report