They always say the prisoners are all right. It is propaganda. We don't know what kind of mistreatment Gilad Shalit experienced and won't know until he is released. I can imagine he is not being held hostage in Disneyland by Mickey Mouse.
Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany (Reuters)
from the article: Gilad Shalit in video: I've been longing for my freedom for a long time