Gilad Shalit finally returned home in 10-hour journey that with various stops along the way almost five years and four months after being kidnapped by Hamas to Gaza.
A minute-by-minute update of the exchange between Israel and Hamas as it unfolded.
Soldier enters Israel via Kerem Shalom crossing on Gaza border as part of extensive prisoner swap; military medical staff say he is in good health.
Also closed will be the route through which Gilad Shalit will be brought back to Israel.
Army tells soldiers to do anything necessary, including endangering comrades, to avoid abduction.
'The culmination of the Shalit affair in this fashion is a sad day for the IDF,' Colonel (res. ) Ronen Cohen, who held high posts in the IDF intelligence branch until recently, told Haaretz.
IDF officers expect Hamas will transfer Shalit to Egyptian custody early Tuesday morning.
High Court denies petition by families of terror victims seeking to stop deal; Shalit to be greeted by officials before meeting family and coming home.
The defense establishment expected Hamas release pictures proving declaration Shalit treated humanely, but no such pictures had yet been published.
Zones to include all routes through which Palestinian prisoners are slated to be transferred and expelled to other countries, as well as route through which Gilad Shalit will be brought back to Israel.