In First Televised Interview, Gilad Shalit Says ‘It Will Be Hard For Me To Send My Children To The Army’


shalit2One year after his release from Hamas captivity, Gilad Shalit described to Israel’s Channel 10 how he managed to survive more than five years in Gaza, and what it felt like to come home.

“It will be hard for me to send my children to the army, but in the end the state [of Israel] got me out of there…I have no doubt I will send my children to the army. I hope that by then they won’t have to go, but for now it doesn’t look like that is on the horizon,” said Shalit a year after his release from 1,942 days of captivity.

Click below for a portion of the interview:

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. No one can imagine what he must have been through however where is his recognition and gratitude of the Ribono Shel Olam who is the only Matir Asurim. I’ve never heard it since his release.

  2. What business is it of of anyone whether or not Gilad Shalit thanked H’?

    You attend to your spiritual affairs and keep your nose of out other people’s business. It is absolutely no concern of yours.