I am so happy for all of Israel! We have been saving a seat at all of our celebrations hoping that Gilad will be able to one day be released! One Jewish life -Gilad's is so precious! Who can imagine his torture? Thank you to all that have made this happen. It is clear to the entire world that we value life. And I am sure that Israel will be keeping a close eye on all released murderers. No army can function if they do not take care of their soldiers!
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)
from the article: Shalit promoted to rank of IDF sergeant-major on eve of release