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Israel frees 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap

Israel released over 500 Palestinian prisoners late on Sunday night in keeping with the government’s deal with Hamas for the return of a captured

Israel released over 500 Palestinian prisoners late on Sunday night in keeping with the government’s deal with Hamas for the return of a captured

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Shalit's first day of freedom.

Gilad Shalit was outside his family home on Wednesday as he celebrated his first day as a free man. After five years of captivity, the

Gilad Shalit was outside his family home on Wednesday as he celebrated his first day as a free man. After five years of captivity, the

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Hamas claims victory over prisoner swap

There is no doubt the return of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to their homes and families in Gaza has been seen as a major victory for the Hamas

There is no doubt the return of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to their homes and families in Gaza has been seen as a major victory for the Hamas

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Gilad Shalit comes home

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is freed after five years of captivity in the Gaza strip. A gaunt and pale Shalit was flown back to Israel very much

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is freed after five years of captivity in the Gaza strip. A gaunt and pale Shalit was flown back to Israel very much

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Freed prisoners make emotional return to Gaza

Scenes of jubilation as Palestinian prisoners arrive in Gaza. They may be thought of as terrorists in Israel but here they are seen as freedom

Scenes of jubilation as Palestinian prisoners arrive in Gaza. They may be thought of as terrorists in Israel but here they are seen as freedom

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Gaza celebrates release of Palestinian captives

A hero’s welcome awaited the Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel as they arrived in Rafah to meet friends, family and well-wishers. Among the

A hero’s welcome awaited the Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel as they arrived in Rafah to meet friends, family and well-wishers. Among the

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Hamas-Israel win-win Shalit deal

The prisoner-exchange deal between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian Gaza Strip has finally been sealed, amid much emotion and

The prisoner-exchange deal between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian Gaza Strip has finally been sealed, amid much emotion and

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The Middle East celebrates a day of freedom

It was a momentous day in the Middle East, a day for freedom for one Israeli soldier, release for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The world

It was a momentous day in the Middle East, a day for freedom for one Israeli soldier, release for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The world

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Thousands in Gaza square for Palestinian prisoner release

As buses carrying Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel arrived in Rafah, friends, family and well-wishers were there to welcome them.    In this

As buses carrying Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel arrived in Rafah, friends, family and well-wishers were there to welcome them.    In this

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How Gilad Shalit won freedom

How did the freedom swap become possible? All the time Gilad Shalit was held prisoner, Israelis held vigil. They kept up pressure to free him. Not

How did the freedom swap become possible? All the time Gilad Shalit was held prisoner, Israelis held vigil. They kept up pressure to free him. Not

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Images of freed Shalit beamed round the world

The first pictures of Gilad Shalit following his early morning release have been beamed around the world. They were images many had been praying to

The first pictures of Gilad Shalit following his early morning release have been beamed around the world. They were images many had been praying to

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Abbas welcomes Palestinian prisoner release

As Palestinians celebrate the return of a wave of men and women following the-thousand-for-one prisoner exchange with Israel, the Palestinian

As Palestinians celebrate the return of a wave of men and women following the-thousand-for-one prisoner exchange with Israel, the Palestinian

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Netanyahu justifies Shalit deal

The vast majority of Israelis approve of the exchange but there are some who oppose it and there was even a last minute attempt to block it through

The vast majority of Israelis approve of the exchange but there are some who oppose it and there was even a last minute attempt to block it through

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Released Palestinian prisoners arrive in Gaza

With a constant drumbeat filling the air in Gaza, Hamas was on hand to welcome the first of the released Palestinian prisoners with open arms. Of

With a constant drumbeat filling the air in Gaza, Hamas was on hand to welcome the first of the released Palestinian prisoners with open arms. Of

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Shalit calls for peace in first interview

Before leaving Egyptian soil, Gilad Shalit was interviewed by Egyptian state television. He appeared weak and pale and sometimes seemed to struggle

Before leaving Egyptian soil, Gilad Shalit was interviewed by Egyptian state television. He appeared weak and pale and sometimes seemed to struggle

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Gilad Shalit freed and handed over to Israel

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held in captivity by the Islamist group Hamas since June 2006, was handed over to Israeli officials. Israeli television

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held in captivity by the Islamist group Hamas since June 2006, was handed over to Israeli officials. Israeli television

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The transformation of Gilad Shalit

He was snatched from obscurity as a 19 year-old corporal five years ago, when Gilad, now Sergeant Shalit was taken hostage by Hamas. In six minutes

He was snatched from obscurity as a 19 year-old corporal five years ago, when Gilad, now Sergeant Shalit was taken hostage by Hamas. In six minutes

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Shalit prisoner swap gets underway

Vehicles carrying Palestinian prisoners began departing from jails in Israel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It set in motion the phased

Vehicles carrying Palestinian prisoners began departing from jails in Israel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It set in motion the phased

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Joy and sorrow among Palestinians at prisoner swap

Not all Palestinians are rejoicing at the prisoner exchange. In Ramallah in the West Bank, the families of some of the thousands of inmates who

Not all Palestinians are rejoicing at the prisoner exchange. In Ramallah in the West Bank, the families of some of the thousands of inmates who

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Preparations ready for Gilad Shalit's homecoming

The home town of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be exchanged for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners tomorrow, is ready and

The home town of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be exchanged for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners tomorrow, is ready and

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Palestinian prisoner swap to go ahead Tuesday

It has been confirmed that a Palestinian prisoner swap for the captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is to go ahead tomorrow. In Gaza city

It has been confirmed that a Palestinian prisoner swap for the captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is to go ahead tomorrow. In Gaza city

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Israel begins moving Palestinians before prisoner swap

Israel has begun transferring Palestinian prisoners ahead of their planned release in an exchange deal for the captive Israeli soldier Gilad

Israel has begun transferring Palestinian prisoners ahead of their planned release in an exchange deal for the captive Israeli soldier Gilad

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Swapped Palestinian prisoners to be exiled

Following French efforts in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, President Nicolas Sarkozy has hosted his Palestinian counterpart

Following French efforts in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, President Nicolas Sarkozy has hosted his Palestinian counterpart

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Captured soldier's family meet Israeli President

The family of a captured Israeli soldier, due to be released in a landmark swap deal, have been meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The

The family of a captured Israeli soldier, due to be released in a landmark swap deal, have been meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The

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Israeli soldier's family celebrate his imminent release

A symbolic day, with sadness mixed with happiness. Those are the words from the father of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be freed in a

A symbolic day, with sadness mixed with happiness. Those are the words from the father of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be freed in a

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Israel strikes a deal with Hamas over captive soldier

Gilad Shalit – the young Israeli soldier who was captured by Hamas five years ago – is on the brink of being released. There have been several

Gilad Shalit – the young Israeli soldier who was captured by Hamas five years ago – is on the brink of being released. There have been several

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Hamas celebrates major coup over prisoner swap

As soon as Hamas confirmed they had made the deal to swap Gilad Shalit for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners ,there were celebrations in Gaza. The

As soon as Hamas confirmed they had made the deal to swap Gilad Shalit for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners ,there were celebrations in Gaza. The

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Prisoner swap deal agreed between Israel and Hamas

Gilad Shalit is set to be freed in an historic swap deal which will see around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners released. Shalit a French national and

Gilad Shalit is set to be freed in an historic swap deal which will see around 1,000 Palestinian prisoners released. Shalit a French national and

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Israel: Gilad Shalit birthday demonstration

Demonstrators block humanitarian aid trucks from entering Gaza during rally marking captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit’s 25th birthday. Shalit was

Demonstrators block humanitarian aid trucks from entering Gaza during rally marking captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit’s 25th birthday. Shalit was