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Latest update : 2011-10-25

The story of Gilad Shalit's release

In this special edition we focus on the prisoner swap in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit walked free in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. We talk you through the key moments of his release. Also, our reporter meets the family of a former Palestinian detainee as they are reunited with their son. Finally, we examine the political impact of this deal and look at who stands to gain the most from it.

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