Hamas Frees Israeli Soldier as Prisoner Swap Begins

(New York Times) Ethan Bronner and Stephen Farrell - Sgt. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held for more than five years by Hamas, was traded on Tuesday for what will eventually be more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Interviewed on Egyptian television before being handed over to Israel, he looked thin and pale but appeared otherwise healthy.

2011-10-18 00:00:00

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