Brazilian-based pro-Israel organization AMISRAEL has managed to collect one
million signatures in the past three weeks from Latin American citizens of all
persuasions, demanding the release of captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, who has
been held by Hamas in Gaza for over four years.
The petitioners have
called on former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has
connections to Iran, to become directly involved in efforts to free the young
Half a million signatures were collected from Mexico, followed by
support from Columbia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala,
Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Panama and Puerto
The organization plans to continue collecting signatures.
may also ask Vice Premier Silvan Shalom to present the signatures to da Silva.