Dual citizen of France and Israel.
October 2009 -
The Israeli government receives a video of Shalit, proving that he's still alive. In return, the government releases 20 Palestinian female prisoners.
June 2010 -
Shalit's parents lead a 12-day march from their home in northern Israel to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
's office in Jerusalem. There, they set up a protest tent to draw attention to their son's plight. The tent remains outside the prime minister's office for more than a year.
December 18, 2011 - Phase two of the prisoner swap takes place and 550 Palestinian prisoners are released.
Israel releases a total of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Shalit.