New information reveals that soldier who spent over five years in Hamas captivity went on hunger strike shortly before release. Hamas' fears over losing their 'secret weapon' led to compromise, exchange deal Ynet
Published: 12.04.11, 10:28
'Guards sentenced themselves'
The terrible disaster was averted but from that moment on, Israel had no idea of Shalit's whereabouts. The reason Israeli military and intelligence sources found it so difficult to find Shalit's location was because of the compartmentalizing on Hamas' part.
It appears that in the six weeks since his release and his return to Mitzpe Hila Gilad has finally recuperated. Last week his grandfather Zvi Shalit told the prime minister that "Gilad has gained weight and was back to normal, just like before."