NY's Bloomberg hosts Schalit on 6th anniversary of capture

ByJTA
June 27, 2012 09:32




NEW YORK - Gilad Schalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Schalit was captured by Hamas on Tuesday.

During the ceremony, which also featured New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Bloomberg showed Schalit an iPad photo of himself with Schalit's parents, Aviva and Noam, and presented the former IDF soldier with a crystal apple donated by Tiffany’s, according to The New York Times.

Bloomberg and Quinn actively pushed for Schalit's release from captivity. In 2009, Bloomberg marched with Schalit’s parents during the Salute to Israel parade in New York and also sported a button demanding his freedom.

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