Israel has received proof from Hamas that captured soldier Gilad Shalit is alive and well. He has spent threee years in captivity.
In the video recording just made public Shalit gave his name and showed a palestinian newspaper with the date of the recording, to prove its validity. The 23 year old soldier said he has been well treated by his Hamas captors. Twenty Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails have been freed following the viewing of the video tape by the Israeli Prime Minister and Shilat’s parents.