Israeli soldier spends fifth year detained

Talks for Gilad Shalit’s release have failed many times over details of a prisoner exchange.

Gilad Shalit

It has been five years since Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured in a cross border raid by Hamas, the group that governs Gaza, the Palestinian territory.

The International Committee for the Red Cross [ICRC] has had its request for news of Shalit’s well-being denied by Hamas, which is pushing the ICRC to pressure Israel into improving the conditions of thousands of Palestinian prisoners.

Negotiations for Shalit’s release have failed numerous times over the last few years, mainly over the details of a prisoner exchange.

Al Jazeera’s Nazanin Sadri reports.

Source: Al Jazeera