Gilad Shalit gets married, 10 years after release from Hamas captivity

Former soldier, who was held prisoner in Gaza between 2006 and 2011 before being released in swap, ties knot with fiancé at small ceremony in central Israel

Gilad Shalit marries Nitzan Shabbat on June 23, 2021. (Screenshot: Aviv & Tali Videographers)
Gilad Shalit marries Nitzan Shabbat on June 23, 2021. (Screenshot: Aviv & Tali Videographers)

Gilad Shalit, a former Israel Defense Forces soldier held captive for five years by the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group, married his fiancé on Wednesday evening, 10 years after he was released as part of a prisoner swap.

Shalit and Nitzan Shabbat, with whom he has been in a relationship for several years, were married in a ceremony in Emek Hefer in central Israel.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, the only people invited were family and close friends, who were required to sign nondisclosure agreements.

The couple announced their engagement last year.

Shalit, 34, was held by Hamas between 2006 and 2011 after being abducted in a cross-border attack. He was released in a controversial exchange that saw Israel free 1,027 Palestinian security prisoners.

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