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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    K-pop fans are using the same social media tactics they employ to support music stars for social justice activism.

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?