Petition calls on Lula to get involved in Schalit talks

By JONAH MANDEL
October 21, 2010 19:07

Over half a million signatures from Latin America have been garnered over the past two weeks, demanding the direct involvement of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the efforts to release captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, the AMISRAEL organization informed Schalit's father Noam during a press conference in Jerusalem on Thursday.

The group hopes to reach the million-mark within another two weeks. In addition, the Brazil-based non-profit organization, dedicating to promoting peace and support of Israel, presented resolutions passed by the parliaments of fifteen Latin American states recognizing the violation of Shalit’s human rights and demanding his release.


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