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.

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 26: Tweet4Shalit Twitter Campaign!

From the Tweet4Shalit Twitter Campaign! Facebook page:

On August 28th, 2009, kidnapped Israeli Defense Force soldier Gilad Shalit will celebrate his 23rd birthday.

But for the fourth year in a row, it appears he will most likely celebrate this important milestone far away from his home in Israel.

Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas in the summer of 2006 and has remained in captivity since.

Negotiations for his release are ongoing.

‘Tweet4Shalit’ is a virtual grassroots movement inspired by the struggle Gilad Shalit must endure daily as a prisoner of war and as a victim of Islamic extremism.

‘Tweet4Shalit’ is a 24 hour Twitter event in which thousands of supporters will sign onto Twitter to tweet the hashtag ‘#GiladShalit’ with the goal of making Gilad a top ten Twitter ‘Trending Topic’ two days before his birth (recognizing that his actual birthday occurs on Shabbos).

'Tweet4Shalit' is a single-issue campaign only to raise awareness and is not a political action group.

Social networking is a way to inspire change and raise awareness and we plan to do just that. We invite everyone, everywhere to spread the word about ‘Tweet4Shalit’ and join us on Twitter, all day (and all night) on August 26th, 2009 (East Coast Time, U.S.A.)

For more information, please visit the Facebook event website for this campaign:

The following individuals and organizations are working in support of this project:

Jewish Internet Defense Force

Radical Commentary

David Saranga and the Israeli Consulate in New York



International Civil Liberties Alliance

See also Arutz7 article: Happy Birthday for Gilad Shalit?

by Daled Amos


Katya said...

Hello from Australia,
I have watched this sad story from my country for a few years now.
As a mother I cannot imagine sending my only son into a warzone.
To Gilad's Mother I send a fellow Mother's hugs and kisses for your plight. You are not alone in your grief. To Gilad's Father, please stay strong for your wife, other family members and Gilad.
I pray with all my might that he is freed by G-d.
I notice that Gilad's birthday is soon, so I send my blessings to him. I hope to meet you one day.

Kate Zouev
Melbourne, Australia

Dan - Israeli Uncensored News said...

I'm just curious: what is the objective of this campaign? Do you expect Hamas react to twitter? Or do you want to put pressure on democratic Israeli government to free the required number of terrorists?

Ponto & VĂ­rgula said...

You need to update the blog. June 25 will complete four years of captivity. We Gilad Shalit back to life!