Gilad Schalit in video 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters)
PARIS – Sara Netanyahu made a personal appeal to the wife of French President
Nicholas Sarkozy, asking if she could help find a way to free kidnapped soldier
On Thursday she passed a letter to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy,
while on a state visit to France with her husband, Prime Minister Binyamin
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“I write to you not only as the wife of a prime minister to
the wife of a president, but also as a mother to a mother. I hope that you can
find some way to help Israel in its efforts to free our kidnapped soldier Gilad
Schalit,” Sara Netanyahu said.
“As you know, Gilad Schalit, who is both
an Israeli and French citizen, has been held hostage for the last five years by
Hamas, which has even denied the Red Cross access to him. Gilad has
suffered terribly, as has his loving family.”
She added, “I know that
both our husbands are working tirelessly for his release and I hope that you can
assist in this noble effort."
“On the behalf of the people of Israel, I
thank you in advance for all your help,” Sara Netanyahu wrote.
has been held in Gaza by Hamas since he was abducted in June 2006.