Magen David Adom’s friends organization in the United Kingdom has launched an
online petition to demand that captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit be visited
immediately by the International Red Cross.
The 24-year-old soldier, held by
Hamas terrorists in Gaza for over four years, has never had such a visit, which
is a denial of his basic human rights.
"We don’t want to get involved in
politics (other organization do this well) – we merely want to make sure the
Palestinians and the world respect Gilad' human rights," the organization writes
on its special website at www.mdavisitshalit.org.
In the last few days, 10,000
people have already signed, but the UK-based organization hopes to have many
more signatories in the next two weeks, according to Yoni Yagodovsky, director
of MDA’s international department in Tel Aviv.