Shalit tells Peres: I am recovering slowly and happy to be home

25.10.2011                      27.Tischrei. 5772

Gilad Schalit:

Shalit tells Peres: I am recovering slowly and happy to be home

Peres makes first official visit to Shalit at home, lauds him on behalf of the whole nation of Israel for his 'bravery' during five-and-a-half years in Hamas captivity.

President Shimon Peres visited Gilad Shalit and his family at their home in Mitzpe Hila on Monday, less than a week after the Israel Defense Forces soldier was released from the Hamas captors who abducted him and held him for more than five years. Peres was the first Israeli official to visit Shalit at his home.
"I am slowly regaining my strength and am happy to be home," Shalit told Peres during the visit. He thanked the president for his support and for the help he had shown his parents during their campaign for his release….