Ganz Chief visited the potentate and update it with details of the operation to return Gilad

Lieutenant General Benny Gantz met with family members, together with אכ”א and the IDF during their update family Chief operational details related to ashvato
Of the kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit

תאריך: 13/10/2011, 22:58    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Chief, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, tonight (Thursday) in the ruler when the Observatory and update the family on operational information concerning ashvato of kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit. Al Chief’s visit came head of the IDF personnel Directorate, Gen. Ali love and IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav (Polly).

The deal for the release of Shalit in a Government meeting held nighttime last Tuesday. During the hearing came the main surveys, GSS head Yoram Cohen,
Chief Benny Gantz, Chief of the Mossad Tamir Pardo and the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and David. The Defense Chief presented the agreement on various aspects and expressed their support.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “this is a difficult decision, but leadership is tested in times like these, the ability to make tough decisions. Returning Gilad Shalit home, his parents Noam and Aviva, his brother Joel, his sister Hadas, moose and grandfather all with Israel. “

Major milestones in the last five years.

Gilad Shalit (while kidnapping-corporal) was kidnapped on Sunday morning, June 25th 2006. Terrorist squad attacked the vehicle in which he was placed Shalit, while the tank on a security fence next to the South of the Gaza Strip. The terrorists crossed the border using a tunnel dug near the Kerem Shalom crossing. During the attack, killing a commander.
Lt. Hanan Barak, tank, and tank, Staff Sgt. Pavel slutzker –. Four of the soldiers were wounded. Terrorists kidnapped Shalit in the Gaza Strip, through the tunnel dug.

Following the abduction came to operation summer rains, which began on June 28, 2006 and ended
On 26 November 2006 in the Gaza Strip. IDF ground forces entered Gaza for the first time since the implementation of the disengagement plan and a year after that. The IDF acted in various parts of the Gaza Strip in סג’עיה, Beit Hanoun and the Philadelphi route. The operation killed three soldiers and two Israeli civilians and 300 Palestinian terrorists. The operation ended with a bilateral truce with the terrorist organization’s commitment to halt a steep fire-Israel territory.

During captivity, Shalit contact went through letters and tapes: in September 2006 received the ruler of the first letter of a son who recently published content; In June 2007, audio recording with Sgt. Shalit readable you dictated to him by his captors; In February received another letter, passed by a third party, with no additional information about his condition; In April 2008 he was transferred, with France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, wrote
The Shalit family son. In June 2008, received the third letter Shalit, that comes with the help of Jimmy Carter.

In October 2009 the first videotape documenting Gilad Shalit in captivity. אכ”א head, Maj. Gen. avi Zamir, to show the tape to the Shalit family home which in Mitzpeh Hila. After watching the tape, even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Translated from Hebrew