October 18, 2011
Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, is escorted Tuesday by his father, Noam Schalit, right, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minster Ehud Barak as he arrives at Tel Nof Air base in Israel. Schalit was exchanged for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
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Looking thin, weary and dazed, Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit emerged Tuesday from more than five years in captivity, surrounded by Hamas militants with black face masks who handed him over to Egyptian mediators in an exchange for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.