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Gilad Schalit speaks with his family on the phone after being released five years after he was captured by Hamas. He was freed today in exchange for 477 Palestinians held in Israeli jails, including 27 women.
Later, Schalit was flown on a helicopter to an air base in central Israel for a reunion with his family hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
What an emotional reunion that will be.Image: Israel Defense Forces via EPA

Gilad Schalit speaks with his family on the phone after being released five years after he was captured by Hamas. He was freed today in exchange for 477 Palestinians held in Israeli jails, including 27 women.

Later, Schalit was flown on a helicopter to an air base in central Israel for a reunion with his family hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

What an emotional reunion that will be.

Image: Israel Defense Forces via EPA