The Israeli soldier Sergeant Gilad Schalit has been freed after more than five years in captivity in Palestine. His freedom came in the form of a swap for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, some who were serving life sentences after deadly attacks on Israel. University of Florida Middle Eastern Affairs Professor Matthew Jacobs explains what happened in Schalit’s case.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Israel-Palestine-FINAL.mp3|titles=Israel Palestine FINAL]
Neighborhoods have been destroyed and families forever impacted after Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas for almost 30 hours as a Category 5 hurricane. Emergency relief and long-term assistance are needed.