Shalit opens Facebook page


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit reportedly has opened a Facebook page.

The Facebook page is not open to other social media users, according to reports. He reportedly only has a few Facebook friends, including his sister and some close friends. His profile picture is slightly blurry.

Facebook was not in wide use when Shalit was abducted more than five years ago. He was released in a prisoner swap last October.

Meanwhile, Arab-Israeli lawmaker Ahmed Tibi said he has been receiving death threats on his Facebook wall. The comments included "You’ll be dead soon" and "your end is near." Tibi has filed a complaint with Knesset security.

The threats come after Tibi delivered a speech in the Knesset last week criticizing fellow lawmaker Anastasia Michaeli for dumping water on Knesset member Ghaleb Majadle.

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