Gilad Shalit, Israel's Most Famous Former Prisoner of War, Has a New Career

Shalit to start working as a banker, will most likely be working in trading division after undergoing training, reports Channel 10.

Gilad Shalit, formerly the most famous Israeli prisoner of war, has a new career: Banker.

Shalit, now 30, was hired by Bank Discount. While the bank has not officially determined what his role will be there, Channel 10 reported that he would most likely be working in its trading division after undergoing training. Most of the jobs in the trading division involve advising customers on investments.

Shalit reportedly passed the bank’s selection process recently.

Shalit was kidnapped on June 25, 2006 by Hamas operatives near the Gaza border while in compulsory military service. He was held captive for five years and four months, and was denied all contact with his family or other Israeli representatives.

He was eventually released on October 18, 2011, as part of a prisoner exchange during which Israel freed 1,027 prisoners, including hundreds serving life sentences.

Three years ago, he enrolled in an economics undergraduate program at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Bank Discount declined to respond.