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Gilad Shalit: 5 years in captivity

It's 5 years since Gilad Shalit, a Franco-Israeli soldier, was kidnapped by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid in Gaza. Shalit was 19 and doing his military service when he was captured. Almost all young men and women in Israel undertake military service after leaving school. It's therefore easy to understand why so many Israelis identify with the Shalits and have joined an organisation known as "The Gilad Shalit friends' army".

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