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  10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

Court Names Shalit Family as Respondents

The Supreme Court named the family of Gilad Shalit as respondents, Sunday, to petitions filed with the court against Shalit's release in exchange for 1,027 security prisoners, including almost 500 convicted of murder in terror attacks.

The announcement came after the Shalits submitted documents asking the court not to delay or get involved in particulars of the case for fear it might kill the deal and possibly Gilad.