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

Gilad Shalit, the former IDF soldier who was held prisoner by the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza for five years, is set to marry his fiancé, Nitzan Shabbat, in a private ceremony tonight.

Only close friends and family will attend.

Gilad Shalit and his fiancee Nitzan Shabbat (Instagram)

Shalit, 34, 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.

JTA contributed to this report.

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