Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who has been held captive since 20096 by Hamas has been released.

The release is part of a prisoner swap that suggests movement in Middle East politics and diplomacy as events that began with the Arab Spring continue to evolve.

Some commentators have linked the move by Hamas to exchange prisoners to the move by rival Palestinian Abbas to propose Palestinian membership in the UN.

Here is one of the first videos in English to comment on the release of Shalit:

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