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Shalit waves to the crowd in Mitzpe Hila
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Gilad Shalit: Captive's release in photos
Overwhelming photos depict IDF soldier's emotional journey from Hamas captivity to family's loving arms

Gilad Shalit is finally home: The Shalit family's five-year ordeal came to happy end on Tuesday, as son Gilad was finally freed from Hamas captivity. Ynet brings you those first exhilarating moments in photos.  

 

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Gilad Shalit returns home (Photo: Police Spokesman Unit)
Gilad Shalit returns home (Photo: Police Spokesman Unit)

 

IDF chopper flys Gilad to Mitzpe Hila (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv ) (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv )
IDF chopper flys Gilad to Mitzpe Hila (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv )

 

Shalit lands in Mitzpe Hila  (Photo: Hagai Aharon) (Photo: Hagai Aharon)
Shalit lands in Mitzpe Hila (Photo: Hagai Aharon)

 

Gilad receives a warm welcome at home (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur) (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur)
Gilad receives a warm welcome at home (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur)
 

 

Gilad and Noam Shalit reunite (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
Gilad and Noam Shalit reunite (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

 

Mitzpe Hila. Happy to have Gilad back (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)
Mitzpe Hila. Happy to have Gilad back

 

First hug after 1,941 days in captivity (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO) (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)
First hug after 1,941 days in captivity (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)

 

Waiting for Gilad Shalit (Photo: MCT)
Waiting for Gilad Shalit (Photo: MCT)

 

Shalit salutes Netanyahu (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO) (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)
Shalit salutes Netanyahu (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)

 

Initial reactions to Shalit photos (Photo: Avi Mualem) (Photo: Avi Mualem)
Initial reactions to Shalit photos (Photo: Avi Mualem)

 

Gilad Shalit meets PM Netanyahu (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO) (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)
Gilad Shalit meets PM Netanyahu (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)

 

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz hugs Gilad (Photo: IDF Spokesman) (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz hugs Gilad (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

 

Mother of Hanan Barak killed in kidnaping incident (Photo: Ilana Curiel) (Photo: Ilana Curiel)
Mother of Hanan Barak killed in kidnaping incident (Photo: Ilana Curiel)

 

Watching Shalit's return home (Photo: Eliad Levy) (Photo: Eliad Levy)
Watching Shalit's return home (Photo: Eliad Levy)

 

Noam and Gilad Shalit embrace (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO) (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)
Noam and Gilad Shalit embrace (Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO)

 

Gilad Shalit on the phone with his parents (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
Gilad Shalit on the phone with his parents (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

 

Palestinians hurl rocks at IDF troops near Ofer Base (Photo: Noam Moskowitz) (Photo: Noam Moskowitz)
Palestinians hurl rocks at IDF troops near Ofer Base (Photo: Noam Moskowitz)

 

Shalit still in the hands of Hamas (Photo: AP)
Shalit still in the hands of Hamas (Photo: AP)

 

Shalit supporters in Jerusalem thrilled to see photos of Shalit (Photo: Shiran Granot)  (Photo: Shiran Granot)
Shalit supporters in Jerusalem thrilled to see photos of Shalit (Photo: Shiran Granot)

 

Shalit puts on IDF uniform (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
Shalit puts on IDF uniform (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

 

Gilad Shalit on Israeli territory (Photo: IDF Spokesman)
Gilad Shalit on Israeli territory (Photo: IDF Spokesman)

 

Israelis overwhelmed by Shalit's return (Photo: Shiran Granot)
Israelis overwhelmed by Shalit's return (Photo: Shiran Granot)

 

Mitzpe Hila welcomes Gilad home (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur) (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur)
Mitzpe Hila welcomes Gilad home (Photo: Yehonatan Tzur)
 

 

 


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