Love and war

Gilad Shalit, ex-IDF soldier held by Hamas for 5 years, is engaged

Former POW, 33, proposes to girlfriend Nitzan Shabbat

Gilad Shalit and his fiancee Nitzan Shabbat (Instagram)
Gilad Shalit and his fiancee Nitzan Shabbat (Instagram)

JTA — Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was held prisoner by the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza for five years, is engaged.

His girlfriend, Nitzan Shabbat, posted a photo of the couple on Instagram in which she is holding up her hand to show a diamond engagement ring. Shalit proposed on Friday.

The couple have been dating for about a year and a half.

Shalit, 33, was captured in June 2006 in a cross-border raid through a Hamas tunnel. He was released in October 2011 in a controversial exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.

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