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Captive Israeli soldier Shalit released to Egypt

Captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was on Tuesday freed from five years of Hamas captivity and entered Egypt in a move set to prompt the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners. “He was transferred to Egypt by Hamas 10 minutes ago, and an Israeli colonel will check his state of health,”…

Israeli, Lebanese troops exchange fire on border

Israeli and Lebanese troops exchanged fire on their often tense border on Monday morning, officials on both sides said, with the two armies trading accusations on why the shooting incident occurred. The Israeli military said its troops had been fired upon as they worked on the Israeli side of the…