Home for the holidays: Gilad Shalit celebrates Simchat Torah with family

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

Mitzpe Hila:

Home for the holidays: Gilad Shalit celebrates Simchat Torah with family

A day after celebratory return of Gilad Shalit, crowds in Mitzpe Hila begin to lessen; IDF medical officials visit Shalit home.

A day after returning to his home in Mitzpe Hila after five years in Hamas captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit marked the Simchat Torah holiday at home with his family on Wednesday night.
With the onset of the holiday, the number of onlookers on the streets of Mitzpe Hila lessened. However, a police checkpoint was still located at the entrance to Shalit’s street and people are still being prevented from approaching the Shalit home….