Shalit family welcomes release of son

Family of captured Israeli soldier often showed frustration at lack of progress by their government in releasing son.

    After five years in Hamas custody, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is to return home to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

    The Shalit family, who had been critical of the Israeli government's lack of progress in negotiating their son's return, hailed the news as a welcome development.

    Al Jazeera's Cal Perry reports from Jerusalem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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