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Watch live: Celebrity jail cell protest for Gilad Schalit

June 25, 2011 21:35

For 24 hours, one celebrity, politician or former POW will spend an hour in a dark cell resembling conditions of Gilad Schalit, broadcast live.

Ami Ayalon in Gilad Schalit prison protest

Ami Ayalon in Gilad Schalit prison protest 311. (photo credit:Courtesy)

Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, a 24-hour live broadcast began, showing various celebrities and former POWs sitting inside a makeshift dark closet-like prison cell - for one hour each - to reflect the conditions of captivity Gilad Schalit is living in. Saturday marked five years since the IDF soldier was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists along the Gaza Strip border.

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Among those participating in the project are: Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom, Former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon, writer Meir Shalev, actress Gila Almagor, actor Oz Zehavi, writer Meir Shalev, former POW Chezi Shay, journalist Chanoch Daum, actress Yael Bar-Zohar, former Shin Bet head Carmi Gilon, and many others including artists, sports stars and other public figures.

The broadcast is part of several nationwide events taking place to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping of Gilad Schalit, and to call for his release.

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