Gilad Schalit Returned - It’s Also the Victory of Palestine [Photos]

It’ll be in the memories of everyone that Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned to his home in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel. In this regard all of his family members and friends are now celebrating because they are glad for his returning after five years, it’s not the victory of Palestine but also the Israel because Palestine got 100 prisoners for 1 prisoner. So, in this regard I got some images from boston.com and present you below.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit was escorted by members of Hamas on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing. Looking dazed, thin, and pale, Gilad Schalit emerged from a pickup truck on Oct. 18 under the escort of his Hamas captors and the Egyptian mediators who helped arrange the Israeli tank crewman’s release after more than five years in captivity.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

An Israeli military helicopter carrying released soldier Gilad Schalit landed in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel,

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit saluted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at the Tel Nof Air base in southern Israel.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Flag-waving Israelis greet the convoy carrying freed Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit as it made its way to his home in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel,

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

People reacted as they saw the first images of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel, Oct. 18. In the video, Schalit appeared thin and pale but otherwise healthy.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

A woman cried upon seeing the first images of released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit after more than five years in captivity, at the Tel-Nof Air Force base.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Members of the Roman Jewish community waved Israeli flags as they celebrated the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, at Rome’s Capitol Hill,

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Residents waved to Israeli military helicopters, one of them transporting released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, as they approached Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel,

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Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit was escorted by his father, Noam Schalit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Defense Minster Ehud Barak at Tel Nof Air base in southern Israel.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Israelis released a dove as they celebrated the return of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit at the Kerem Shalom border crossing.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Noam Schalit, father of released soldier Gilad Schalit, delivered a statement to the media in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel, Oct. 18. He said, in part, “Today, we feel that we have experienced the birth of a new son. I wish to thank the public, all of you, those gathered here today to support us and greet Gilad with warmth and support, solidarity.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

The daughter of released Palestinian prisoner Walid Ghattas, who had been in prison for 20 years, cried as she waited for her meeting with Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal in Cairo on Oct. 18. Hundreds of Palestinians were freed from Israeli prisons in exchange for the release of Gilad Schalit, the Israeli soldier held for five years by the enclave’s Islamist rulers, Hamas.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

A Hamas security officer watched a crowd of Palestinians celebrating the release of prisoners at the main square in Gaza City, Oct. 18. Hamas agreed to release Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, many of them serving life sentences for deadly attacks on Israelis. The arrival of the prisoners set off celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where large crowds and dignitaries greeted them.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (left) stood with released Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Al Hasani during a welcoming ceremony in Gaza City.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Relatives waved to Palestinian prisoners freed from Israeli jails as their bus crossed into Egypt at the border crossing in Rafah, Egypt.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Palestinian prisoners who were freed from Israeli jails waved from a bus in Rafah, Egypt.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Egyptian police officers stood guard as a convoy of buses transporting freed Palestinian prisoners left the Egyptian terminal of the Gaza-Egypt border crossing in Rafah, Egypt.

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit returned

Alaeddin Ahmad Reza Albazian is carried on shoulders outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Oct. 18, after he was released from Israeli prison.