Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Israel Welcomes Home IDF Soldier Gilad Shalit After 5 Years of Captivity by Hamas

A Son's Homecoming

Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped five years ago and held by Hamas terrorists until today, is finally free. This morning, Israel time, he was escorted back to Israel by Egyptian mediators. After meeting with the Israeli Defense Force IDF and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he has been reunited with his mom, dad, and family. Jews and non-Jews around the world have prayed for Shalit's safe return eversince he was captured in June 2006.  Finally, our prayers have been answered and Shalit is safe on Israel soil.

Prior to Gilad's release, women pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem for his safe return
Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP

Below is the short video of Gilad boarding the helicopter prior to safely returning to Israel earlier today.

FTC Disclosure: MommyBlogExpert did not receive any payment or other compensation associated with this post. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

No comments:

Post a Comment