Jewish Journal

Shalit drew, kept journal in captivity


November 7, 2011 | 10:32 am

Released Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, center, is seen next to his mother Aviva as they go out for a short walk outside their home in Mitzpe Hila on Oct. 19. Photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias

Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit drew and kept a journal while being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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