Gilad Shalit (Aboot this soondגלעד שליט , Gilˁad Šaliṭ born 28 August 1986) is an Israeli sports columnist an a umwhile MIA sodger o the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). On 25 Juin 2006, Shalit wis capturt bi Hamas militants in a cross-border raid via unnergrund tunnels near the Israeli border.[1][2] Hamas held him captive for ower five years, till his release on 18 October 2011 as pairt o a prisoner exchynge deal.

Gilad Shalit
גלעד שליט
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Gilad Shalit on the phone wi his parents, efter arrivin in Israel on 18 October 2011
Born (1986-08-28) 28 August 1986 (age 33)
Nahariya, Israel
CitizenshipDual Israeli-French
EddicationManor Kabri Heich Schuil
ThriftSports columnist
Kent forCapturt in Israel bi Hamas militants, an held hostage for five years till released in exchynge for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.
AwairdsHonorary ceetizen o Paris, Roum, Miami, New Orleans, Baltimore, an Pittsburgh
Militar career
Allegiance Israel
Service/branchFlag of the Israeli Army (Land Arm).svg Israeli Airmy
RankIDF Ranks Rasal.svg Sergeant First Class
UnitArmor Corps


  1. "Hamas releases audio of captured Israeli". USA Today. 25 June 2007.
  2. Levinson, Chaim (11 October 2011). "TIMELINE / 1,940 days from Gilad Shalit's abduction to his release". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 October 2012.