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  10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

Final Preparations to Receive Gilad


Preparations began, Sunday, at the Kerem Shalom crossing between Gaza, Egypt and Israel, for the initial absorption of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit onto Israeli soil, scheduled for Tuesday. Although his tour of duty ended while he was in captivity, Shalit was promoted and will be received as a soldier in every sense at the large tent erected for his medical debriefing. From there he will be transferred to the Amitai military base, where he will be outfitted and given his personal effects.

From Amitai, he is scheduled to be flown to the Tel Nof Air Force Base, accompanied by members of the Israel Defense Forces personnel branch and military mental health personnel, ahead of further absorption before he is reunited with his family.