- Jul 26, 2011
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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is due to be freed from five years' captivity on Tuesday in return for the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Sgt Shalit was seized in 2006 by Hamas militants who tunnelled into Israel.
On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court turned down an appeal for a 48-hour delay from the families of victims of attacks by Palestinian militants.
The first of 477 Palestinian prisoners due to be freed on Tuesday have now started leaving their jails.
Gilad Shalit to Be Swapped For Palestinian Prisoners - BBC