Israel's Shin Bet security service highlighted two Palestinian terrorists released in the swap for Gilad Shalit who have resumed terrorist activity.
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been released from the Israel Defense Forces.
Israel released 550 Palestinian prisoners Sunday in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip.
Israel arrested a senior Hamas leader just two months after releasing him from prison.
Video footage of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit being released from captivity on Tuesday after five years.
Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit said on Tuesday he was in good health and he hoped his release in exchange for hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons would lead to peace between the two peoples.
Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers released captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on Tuesday in return for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, a Hamas military source said, in a deal ending a saga that has gripped Israel for five years.
Israelis opposed to a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas sought Supreme Court intervention on Monday to block the release of hundreds of jailed Palestinians in return for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be freed from five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip sometime next week in exchange for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has offered to facilitate the exchange of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for Palestinian prisoners and is discussing this with Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, an ICRC spokesman said on Thursday.
Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit spent his 25th birthday in captivity.
Hamas rejected an offer to free captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit made by the German mediator, a deal which the Israeli government had accepted.
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Tuesday's resolution is Ackerman's third calling for Shalit's release. He introduced similar measures in March 2007 and June 2010 during previous Congresses. Next week will mark five years since Shalit was captured by Hamas in a cross-border raid.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to strike a deal that would secure the release of Gilad Shalit is equivalent to signing the abducted Israeli soldier's death sentence, a missive from the Shalit family said on Thursday.
A Palestinian engineer secretly captured in Ukraine and jailed in Israel denies having any knowledge of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Didar Abu Sisi, a Gaza electric power plant engineer, has been held in an Israeli prison for more than a month after being arrested in Ukraine by Israeli agents. Sisi, 42, reportedly was visiting Ukraine with his Ukraine-born wife and their six children in order to apply for Ukrainian citizenship.
Israelis observed five minutes of silence in honor of captive soldier Gilad Shalit. The country came to a halt Tuesday morning as Israelis observed one minute for every year that Shalit has been held captive by Hamas in Gaza.
A Hamas delegation from Gaza reportedly is en route to Syria to discuss a possible deal for the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The delegation was to leave Gaza on Friday for Sudan, then continue on to Damascus, the Gaza-based Palestine Today reported. The Hamas leadership in Damascus traditionally has taken a harsher line on Israel-related issues than the Hamas leadership in Gaza.
The U.S. Senate unanimously called for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit just days after the fourth anniversary of his capture by Hamas.
The Conservative movement has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas released an animated film Sunday bearing a grisly message for Israel: If it doesn't meet the Islamic militant group's demands, an Israeli soldier it has held for nearly four years could return home in a coffin.
Noam Shalit, the father of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, confirmed to Haaretz yesterday that contacts to secure his son's release are continuing and that the German negotiator and Israeli negotiator Hagai Hadas are still "working."
A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday that a video to be released Friday will prove that abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is alive and well.
The family of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit has allowed public access to a letter he wrote just months after being taken captive by Palestinian militants in 2006.
The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations called on Thursday for the immediately release of Gilad Shalit, after Egyptian-brokered talks to secure the kidnapped Israeli soldier's release had come to a standstill.
A montage of news photos from 5768 plus cantorial and modern music take this version of the 'Who shall live' prayer into YouTube land.
Although the Palestinians say wide gaps remain, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Olmert reportedly agreed in talks Sunday to make every effort to wrap up a full-fledged peace agreement by the end of the year. But both sides are skeptical.
A 2,600-year-old clay seal impression was uncovered in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. Bearing the name Gedaliah ben Pashur, the seal impression was uncovered intact recently during archaeological excavations just below the walls of the Old City near the Dung Gate.
The existential reality of an Israeli context, where governmental decisions often have a life and death valence, has been brought home to millions of people these past few
The news that the two Israeli soldiers abducted by Hezbollah in July 2006 were returned to Israel deceased prompted an outpouring of sympathy by U.S. Jews and a pledge to continue fighting for Gilad Shalit's release
All this is about living POWs. But what about dead ones? How far should a government go in order to bring a dead soldier to burial?
The lawsuit argues that any deal with Hezbollah must advance the effort to locate and free the missing Iranian Jews.
Ehud Olmert's Cabinet approved a swap deal under which two Israeli soldiers deemed as "killed in action" would be returned soon. Meanwhile, the prime minister hinted it will be a dress rehearsal for the releases allowing Gilad Shalit to come home.
Israeli officials said Egypt has agreed to hold off on opening its border with Gaza -- a key Hamas demand -- until there is progress in talks on Shalit's return. The IDF is expected to be ready for a last-resort invasion of Gaza, if the cease-fire fails.
Israeli strategic thinkers are deeply divided over the implications of the truce between Israel and the Gaza-based Hamas fundamentalists. But whatever their perspective, most agree that it could have a profound impact on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Criticism of the Hamas-Israel truce by the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is fueling public debate in Israel about the efficacy of the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip absent Shalit's return.
There is logic to honoring one's parents. There is a rationale for not stealing or murdering. But for purification in a ruddy, bovine shower, why would God ask such a thing of us?
I'll be honest with you. I don't know. But neither did King Solomon, the wisest of men. It seems that this is part of the definition of a chok, that its raison d'etre remains a mystery.