In Gilad Shalit’s first interview after being released, he says, “I hope this deal will lead to peace between Palestinians and Israelis and that it will support cooperation between both sides.” For equally dramatic pictures of the Palestinian prisoner release, see 972 Mag.
Gilad Shalit, calling his parents after just arriving in Israel:
SFC Gilad Shalit on the phone with his parents, after arriving Israel, (c) some rights reserved, ID
Gilad Shalit Salutes Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
Gilad Shalit Salutes Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, (c) some rights reserved, IDF
Shalit, hugging his father for the first time in 5 years, in the most human and touching photo of them all:
Gilad Shalit meets his father after 5 years, (c) some rights reserved, IDF
A few more photos at the IDF spokesperson’s Flickr feed.