(photo credit:Associated Press)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he hopes kidnapped IDF
soldier Gilad Schalit will be released during his term in office.
cannot offer details on our efforts to release Gilad Schalit, but you can be
assured that, without giving details, a day does not pass in which we are not
working to make things happen,” Netanyahu said.
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“Even if we cannot
explain what we are doing, the goal is the same goal as in New Zealand – to
rescue him from the depths of the earth and return Gilad home.”
spoke during a meeting with 30 of the Chilean miners
who were trapped
underground last November.
Meanwhile, police on Wednesday arrested a
second man accused of posing as a fundraiser for the campaign to free Schalit.
The man, 57 from Holon, claimed to be raising money for the Schalit family, but
did not transfer any of the funds to them. Earlier this week, Ronen Bar-Shira
was arrested for a similar offense.
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