Sunday, February 20, 2011

GILAD SHALIT IN HAMAS CAPTIVITY FOR 1700 DAYS

Prime minister's office releases statement saying Netanyahu feels the pain of the Shalit family and that actions to return Gilad safe and sound are continuing.


The family of kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit marked the 1,700th day of his captivity on Saturday along with hundreds of supporters in front of the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.


Hundreds mark Gilad Shalit's 1,700th day in captivity with rally outside Netanyahu's house


Shalit was captured by Gaza-based militants in a cross-border raid in 2006.

Negotiations between Israel and Hamas over his return in exchange for the release of Hamas prisoners have thus far been fruitless.


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