Gilad Schalit

Former IDF soldier captured and held by Hamas in Gaza from 2006-2011

Grapevine August 10, 2022: Casting blame

Movers and shakers in Israeli society

Noam Schalit

After battling disease, Gilad Schalit's father, Noam, passes away at 67

While his son, Gilad, was in capitivity, Noam Schalit fought hard for his release.

Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza

Israel, Hamas reach ‘understandings’ on prisoner swap - report

Last week, Hamas said that the issue of the prisoners remains at the top of its priorities and it will not rest until they are all released from Israeli prisons.

GERSHON BASKIN believes his greatest accomplishment is aiding in the talks that led to the release o

Israel still fractured by prisoner swap debates, 10-years after Schalit deal

The release of Gilad Schalit was a testament to a long-held army principle that the IDF does not abandon its soldiers on the battlefield. However, many think that the price was too high.

Ex-Hamas captive Gilad Schalit weds Nitzan Shabbat

Schalit is a former IDF soldier who, on June 25, 2006, was captured by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid via tunnels near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip.

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.

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