RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - OCTOBER 18: Palestinians sit in an area next to a checkpoint as they wait for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons next to Bitunian checkpoint on October ... more 
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - OCTOBER 18: Palestinians sit in an area next to a checkpoint as they wait for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons next to Bitunian checkpoint on October 18, 2011 in Ramallah, West bank. A high-profile prisoner swap, which will see the release of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, began before dawn today. Shalit is to be freed after more than 5 years of captivity in Gaza in an exchange deal which will see the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners in an initial deal with another 550 to be freed after the return of Shalit. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images) less 
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