Sunday, February 20, 2011
The family of kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit marked the 1,700th day of his captivity on Saturday along with hundreds of supporters in front of the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.
Shalit was captured by Gaza-based militants in a cross-border raid in 2006.
Negotiations between Israel and Hamas over his return in exchange for the release of Hamas prisoners have thus far been fruitless.
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