Gilad Schalit

Former IDF soldier captured and held by Hamas in Gaza from 2006-2011
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IDF Soldier Gilad Schalit in Hamas custody

Israel must find a new way to negotiate with Hamas for captives

Israel should make clear to Hamas, their Qatari patrons, and the international community that Jerusalem is only going to allow money to flow into Gaza if the captives are returned.

Capitol riot underscores the shared values of Americans and Israelis

Neither the US nor Israel has experienced a direct threat to the basic functioning of their democracies quite like the unspeakable act of Trump supporters storming the Capitol

Six years in, public demand growing for Avera Mengistu’s release

After 2,192 days in Hamas captivity, Balfour protesters have been demanding more government actions be taken for Avera's release.

Captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit (center), seen here shortly after his release from Gaza

What price will Israel pay in the next prisoner swap?

When the committee started working, it decided that its conclusions will be published only after Schalit (who was kidnapped in 2006 and released in 2011) will be released from Hamas captivity.

Gilad Shalit proposes to girlfriend

Following a year and a half of courtship between Gilad Shalit and his girlfriend, Nitzan Shabbat, the couple are set to get married.

Encountering Peace: Bring our citizens home

Two Israeli citizens, presumed to be alive, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, have been in Hamas captivity for more than four years.

Gilad Schalit

WATCH: Hamas releases new details of Gilad Schalit abduction

The last of the five Hamas members, who held Schalit in Gaza after his abduction, allegedly died this week in a tunnel collapse along the Egypt border.

Gilad Shalit returning to Israel this year

On this day: Gilad Shalit Released from Hamas captives

When one Israeli became worth 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

IDF Soldier Gilad Schalit in Hamas custody

On 12th anniversary of capture, Hamas releases new footage of Gilad Schalit

In the photos, Schalit can be seen in his cell and out of it, including in the company of his captors.


Israeli official: There will be no second Schalit deal

Yaron Blum, charged with returning Israelis captive in Gaza, told the Knesset that there will be no further prisoner exchanges with Hamas.

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