Throngs of joyous well-wishers make way to Mitzpeh Hila

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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Throngs of joyous well-wishers make way to Mitzpeh Hila

From the morning, numerous trucks bearing Israeli flags, bracelets with Shalit's likeness, broadcast equipment,portable toilets made their waytto the western Galilee village.

The nations' eyes were focused on Mitzpeh Hila yesterday, but the crowds of well-wishers and curious onlookers who journeyed there were kept at bay by the hundreds of officers deployed in the area, who allowed only residents and journalists to enter Gilad Shalit's hometown.
From the morning, numerous trucks bearing Israeli flags, bracelets with Shalit's likeness, broadcast equipment and portable toilets made their way into the western Galilee village. Every entry and exit was monitored by police, who patroled the area in marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles….