Sarkozy sends letter wishing Gilad Schalit a happy birthday

August 28, 2010 01:11

French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent a letter to the Schalit family wishing captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit a happy 24th birthday, Israel Radio reported late Friday.

The letter will be read Saturday at a rally held by the Schalits near the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.

On Friday, Noam and Yoel Schalit along with other supporters for Gilad's release held a Shabbat dinner at the location of the rally. 

This year marks Gilad's fifth birthday in captivity.

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