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      Archive: 10/18/2011

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        10/18/2011, Tishrei 20, 5772

      It's Official: Shalit Back in Israel

      The Israel Defense Forces announced, Tuesday morning, that Staff Sergeant Gilad Shalit crossed the Egyptian-Israeli border at Kerem Shalom.

      IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai said that Shalit would speak with his family and number of military officials before boarding an aircraft at the Amitai base for a flight to the Tel Nof Air Force Base, where he is scheduled to be reunited with his family.