March 26, 2010

Free Gilad Shalit

Today we received an email from Alexander Muss High School in Israel about a "flash mob" video in Tel Aviv set up to get the word out that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive in captivity in Gaza, courtesy of the terrorist group Hamas. He has been held for almost four years. Shalit was 19 at the time of his abduction.

Although I don't normally refer to Wikipedia, their article on Shalit appears to be carefully sourced.
"Hamas has refused requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross to allow the ICRC to visit Shalit. Several human rights organizations have stated that the terms and conditions of Shalit's detention are contrary to international humanitarian law. In exchange for his release, Hamas is demanding the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel, including many convicted of deadly terrorist attacks against Israelis. The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which released a report in September 2009, called for Shalit to be released."

Enjoy the video, and at your Pesach seder, when you talk about freedom, please pray for freedom for Gilad Shalit.

1 comment:

  1. I will pray for him, and for his mother. Her heart must break a little more as each and every day passes.

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