Tag Archive for Gilad Shalit

FBI adds Palestinian terrorist Al-Tamimi to “Most Wanted Terrorists” list


U.S. files charges against female Jordanian terrorist convicted by an Israeli court & sentenced to 16 life sentences, but was traded after 8 years in the Hamas deal to release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

By i24NEWS


The United States on Tuesday filed charges against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, a Jordanian woman who played a role in a 2001 suicide bombing at a Jerusalem Pizza restaurant.

Fifteen people were killed in the attack, including two U.S. citizens, and 122 wounded, including another four Americans.

Al-Tamimi acted as an accomplice, scouting the location of the Sbarro pizza chain in the heart of Jerusalem prior to the bombing and escorting the bomber to the site. Continue Reading »

6th Israeli Murdered So Far by Imprisoned Terrorists Freed in ‘Shalit Swap’

The latest murder in Israel brings to six the number of Israelis ambushed & brutally murdered by terrorists that were freed from incarceration is a trade for a single soldier in 2011.

By Gil Ronen


Opponents of the 2011 deal that freed captured soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,070 terrorist prisoners are experiencing a sad vindication as more and more Israelis are being murdered by terrorists freed in that deal.

News of the arrest of the terror ring that was responsible for the recent murder of Malachi Rosenfeld includes the information that the cell was directed from Gaza by Ahmed Najar, who was freed in the Shalit deal. Continue Reading »

Hamas calls on Arabs to kidnap Israelis for ransom in releasing imprisoned terrorists

Senior Hamas official boasts how ‘our children all envision kidnapping Jewish soldiers & settlers’ to be ransom for the future release of Palestinian prisoners.



A senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip called on Thursday for the abduction of Israelis, who would be swapped for Palestinians held by the Jewish State.

Hamas militant training in terror tunnel

“We tell the Zionist enemy: you are all a target for us and the resistance, we will fight you until we finally get rid of you and take as many captives as possible to free our heroes,” said Khalil al-Haya, whose Islamist movement de facto rules the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »

Released Terrorist from Shalit Swap Caught with Knife

Palestinian Terrorist who was released from prison in the Gilad Shalit exchange was caught with a knife and admits to planning a stabbing attack on Jews.

By Elad Benari


A terrorist who was released in the Shalit deal in 2011 was caught with a knife by security forces on Monday evening.

The terrorist, in his 20s, was caught at the Qalandiya checkpoint and was taken in for questioning. During interrogation he admitted that he had planned a stabbing attack.

The terrorist had been in an Israeli prison for three years after being convicted of opening fire towards a Jewish community in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »

Gilad Shalit Calls for U.S. to Release Jonathan Pollard From Prison

Former captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, urges Israelis to petition Americans: ‘We have already freed scores of murderous terrorists with blood on their hands at your request – now it’s your turn to make a gesture to us.’




Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit wrote in an open letter on Tuesday that all Israelis should demand that the United States free jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

Jonathan Pollard during an interview, May 15, 1998.

Jonathan Pollard during an interview at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, North Carolina, May 15, 1998. – Photo: AP

Israeli officials have said that the revelation over the weekend that the United States spied on at least two sitting Israeli prime ministers opens the door for Israel to demand the release of Pollard, who has served 29 years of a life sentence in a U.S. Continue Reading »

Hamas PM calls for armed struggle, end to peace talks with Israel

On 2nd anniversary of ‘Shalit deal’, Hamas prime minister calls for Palestinian unity, saying Israel is engaging into negotiations to better its int’l standing while covering continued settlement expansion.

By and Reuters


Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh called on Saturday for the end to the divisions in Palestinian society in order to better confront the dangers of negotiations with Israel and any resulting agreement.

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas chief, delivers speech in Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, PM of Hamas Gaza government, gives speech in Gaza City, Oct 19, 2013 – Photo: Reuters

Speaking at an event marking two years since the prisoner swap in which 1,027 Palestinians were released from Israeli prisons in exchange for kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Haniyeh said that all Palestinian factions and officials should unite and formulate a national strategy that adopts all possible options, including “armed struggle, popular uprising and political, diplomatic and media battles.” Continue Reading »

Hamas Threatening to Kidnap Soldiers Again

Two years after Gilad Shalit’s return, Hamas threatens Israel that it will begin kidnapping  soldiers again & “continue the resistance.”

By Elad Benari, Canada


Hamas issued a threat to Israel on Friday, warning that it will kidnap more Israeli soldiers in order to bring about the release of all Palestinian Authority Arab prisoners.

The terror group which controls Gaza made the threats in a statement posted on its website on the second anniversary of the release of Gilad Shalit.

Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in 2006 and was held for more than five years, was released in October of 2011 in exchange for the release of over 1,000 terrorists who had been in prison in Israel, including many mass murderers. Continue Reading »

Debate in Canada Over Shalit’s Visit

B’nai Brith Canada suggests that Gilad Shalit’s invitation by JNF to speak, casts a message of weakness.

By Arutz Sheva North America


B’nai Brith Canada, using its newspaper the Jewish Tribune, has criticized the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for inviting former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as a guest speaker to address audiences in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver this coming September.

Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in June of 2006 during a patrol just outside Gaza, was dragged back to Gaza and held captive for more than five years.

He was freed in late 2011 in exchange for over 1,000 terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Continue Reading »

Gilad Schalit Commemorates his Former Tank Commander

A year after his release from Hamas captivity, Gilad Schalit participates in wrestling tournament in Arad in memory of his commander, Lt. Hanan Barack, killed same day Gilad was captured 

Arad mayor to Schalit: We always hoped you would take part in the event.

By Gadi Golan and Israel Hayom Staff


Six years after being abducted by Hamas and one year after his release, former soldier Gilad Schalit participated in an international wrestling tournament in memory of his tank commander, Lt. Hanan Barack, who was killed on the day Schalit was captured.

The wrestling tournament took place on Friday in the southern city of Arad.

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Hamas Airs Movie Promo on Shalit Kidnapping

Hamas releases promo for new movie which depicts Gilad Shalit kidnapping.

By Elad Benari


Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades has released a promo for a new movie in which actors reenact the attack in 2006 in which then-IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped.

Gilad Shalit

The promo for the movie, which will air later this week, comes as the movement marks one year since Shalit was released in exchange for 1,027 terrorists held in Israeli prisons, including several convicted of mass murder.

A statement released by Hamas’ military wing further claimed that the complete film will also show authentic excerpts of the kidnapping that have not yet aired. Continue Reading »

FC Barcelona Criticized Over Shalit Invite

Hamas launches media campaign against Barcelona Catalan football club because of Shalit invite.

‘How can a dignified sports club honor a murderer?’

By Ronny Shaked, Yair Katan


Palestinians against FC Barcelona: The Catalan football club has decided to invite former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit to be the guest of honor at its Super Clasico match against Real Madrid on October 7 and present him with a club medal.

Gilad Shalit. ‘Fired from a tank at Gaza’ – Photo: Avishag Shaar Yashuv

The invitation has provoked controversy and protests from several pro-Palestinian groups. Hamas has announced a media boycott of Barcelona in response to the move. Continue Reading »

Essay: Starting over (From someone who has)

Gilad Shalit shares his plans for the upcoming year, and offers tips on how to cope with crises

By Gilad Shalit


Rosh Hashanah symbolizes a beginning – the possibility to experience new things or reliving past experiences. But most of all, I believe Rosh Hashanah symbolizes new opportunities. For me, the past year has been the year in which I went back to living like regular people do. I returned to my family, I went back to having a social life and I rehabilitated myself, both physically and mentally.

This was a very intense year, during which I met many people, visited many places and experienced things I never even dreamt of experiencing. Continue Reading »