Today, news broke out that captive Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit would soon be freed. He was only 19 when he was captured near the Gaza Strip, which is around the age many of us students are now. This article is really interesting and exciting, as this has been a constant issue of controversy for the 5 years that Gilad had been held in Palestinian captivity. Gilad has become a symbol for the Israeli soldiers that have been captured in Gaza. What are your thoughts on the news of his potential freedom?
Here is the New York Times story.