Gilad Shalit to Join New Immigrants to Israel on Flight from U.S.

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Gilad Shalit will accompany a flight of new immigrants, including 106 children, leaving New York for Israel on Monday.

The former captive soldier will be onboard the first chartered El Al aliyah flight of the summer, which will leave John F. Kennedy Airport with 231 new immigrants, including 41 families.

A live feed of the immigrants landing in Israel, at 7 A.M. Tuesday, and the welcoming ceremony will be available at the Nefesh B’Nefesh website.

Some 990 children are scheduled to make aliyah this year, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh, a 20 percent increase over last year.

Last month, Hamas posted a video showing Shalit preparing to be released.

The 38-second video posted to the Internet showed Shalit buttoning a new shirt, tying his shoes and getting out of his chair flanked by Hamas operatives.

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