Finally! Captured Israeli soldier Sgt. Gilad Shalit to be released by terrorist group Hamas after 5 years in captivity
It’s about damn time! Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a captured Israeli soldier Sgt. Gilad Shalit will be released in the coming days after five years in captivity. According to Fox News, the agreement would exchange Gilad Schalit, who was 19 at the time of his capture for about 1,000 Palestinian terrorist prisoners. You can read more at Yid with Lid.
The Hamas official website confirmed the deal, calling on supporters to gather now to celebrate the “victory and the expected release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners,” Fox News confirms.
Other sticking points in the past have been whether prisoners would be allowed to return home to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or be sent into exile instead. Exact details of the deal were not immediately available.
But Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal says 450 prisoners will be released within a week, and the rest of 1,027 prisoners two months later in the swap deal.