Noam Schalit speaking 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
The Schalit family held a press conference in Tel Aviv on Monday to mark four years since their son, Gilad, was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip.
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Noam Schalit spoke at the beginning of the conference, expressing his disappointment with the failure to free his son over the past four years despite the constant efforts of the Israeli government to find a solution.
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"This week marks four years,
1450 days, since Gilad's capture," said the soldier's father. "Four
years, two governments, two prime ministers, two defense ministers and
two IDF chiefs of staff" have tried and failed to make a deal to free
Gilad, he continued.
Noam Schalit has previously declared that Hamas has held his son in
violation of international law and ignored calls set out in the UN’s
Goldstone Report on Gaza, which stated that Gilad should be free and
that pending this release, he should be allowed visits by the
International Red Cross.