The Israeli soldier held by Hamas was released Tuesday after being held captive in the Gaza Strip for five years.
Oct. 18, 2011Gilad Shalit is hugged by his father, Noam, at Tel Nof air base in central Israel. Shalit returned home to a national outpouring of joy on Tuesday after five years in captivity as hundreds of Palestinian prisoners exchanged for him were greeted with kisses from Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. Government Press Office/Reuters
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