Schalit reunited with family

Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit has been reunited with his family after being freed from the terrorist group Hamas. Washington Post: Shalit was taken by Hamas officials from Gaza into Egypt, then turned over to Israeli officials and taken across the border. He was examined by doctors and given a chance to speak to relatives by telephone; at some point, he changed out of the plaid shirt he had been wearing and into an Israeli army uniform, which hung loosely on his thin frame. "I thought that I would find myself in this situation many more years," Shalit, who appeared somewhat dazed, said in a brief interview with Egyptian state television before he was brought into Israel. "If they wanted to secure my freedom, they had to pay a price for this." Shalit was flown by military helicopter to this air base in central Israel, where he was reunited with his family just after 1 p.m. local time (7 a.m. in Washington). He saluted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who embraced him. "How good that...(Read Full Post)