Schalit activist interrupts Barak speech to POW families

June 1, 2011 08:56


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Defense Minister Ehud Barak was interrupted several times by a young activist calling for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit during a speech to families of POWs in Latrun, Army Radio reported on Tuesday.

The activist waved protest signs and shouted at the defense minister that he had buried a solider alive in Gaza.

Barak, reacting to situation, said that "[this young man] has spoken in great pain, and I recommend to all of us, also in painful moments, not to divide us into those who wish to see Gilad returned home, and those who do not."

Several families reportedly walked out of the defense minister's speech to protest the removal of the boy from the auditorium.

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