Free GIlad Shalit: Time in Captivity

Poll: Five Years On. What should the Israeli Government do?

What action should the Israeli Government take now that Hamas has clear control of Gaza and it has been 1 year since Gilad Shalit was been kidnapped
Negotiate with Hamas
Negotiate with Hamas, release as many prisoners as it takes
Hold the Hamas Leadership directly accountable
Hold the Leadership accountable and give them one final deadline before military action
Hold Leadership accountable, give deadline for military action and total cessation of all Israeli supplied electricty and Water.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A poem for Gilad Shalit

Here is a poem I wrote for Gilad:

Gilad, please don't cry tonight

The heart of a forlorn nation

beats inside your chest

I wait with you to see the light

while brothers are laid to rest

I just want to see your face again

I only dream to see you smile

What I'd give to enter that lion's den

and just hold your hand a while


Anat Sivan, Tel Aviv

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IDF Warns of Increased Alerts of Plans to Abduct Soldiers

Via JPost:

Security forces are warning of increased alerts on terrorist groups’ plans to kidnap soldiers, Channel 2 reported Thursday.

IDF military police have established a special team that carries out mock abductions, and in the past week alone arrested 25 soldiers caught hitchhiking, in violation of military orders.

Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi has said in internal meetings that he would rather explain to the soldiers’ parents why their children were in jail than explain why they had fallen captive.

Crossposted on Smooth Stone

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fake recording of Gilad Schalit

The Jerusalem post has published an article Fake Schalit tape circulated, which is a mock recording of Gilad Schalit talking.
When you consider the content of the tape reported by JPost it apparently states;

"I am the kidnapped soldier Gilad, son of Aviva and Noam Schalit. You are invited to celebrate with me the third anniversary of my captivity by Hamas, in the last place where I was still a free man."
It soon becomes clear the tape is not authentic.
The Jerusalem Post article in full is here:
Fake Schalit tape circulated

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