Father of captured Israeli soldier talks ahead of son’s release

Gilad Shalit

A young Israeli soldier captured by Hamas more than five years ago, is due to be released in the coming days in exchange for the release of over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Gilad Shalit, will be freed as part of a deal that has been reached by Israel and Hamas which controls Gaza.

Noam Shalit, the father of Gilad spoke to Maha Fayek about the impending release of his son.

Mohammad Al Hasani is one of the Palestinians who will be released. He has been held in Israeli prisons for the past 25 years…… his son, Wessan is anxious to see his father.

The UN Secretary-General has called many times for the release of Gilad Shalit.

He also urged the Israeli authorities on several occasions to address the plight of what he described as Palestinian political prisoners.

Duration:  3’25″

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