Noam Schalit: Gilad should be part of new truce

Noam Schalit calls on PM to include son's release in any cease-fire agreement with Hamas in Gaza.

December 23, 2008 21:25
Noam Schalit: Gilad should be part of new truce

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Noam Schalit, father of captured said Tuesday night that he hopes that his son's release would be part of a new truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, and called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to act before the upcoming general elections in February. Speaking at a conference in Herzliya, Schalit said, "Regretfully, there's a big gap between public support, and the support and actions of the Israeli government." "As a result," he continued, "Gilad has been in captivity for two and a half years, and it's the third Hannuka that he's not with us, and is [instead] in despair and darkness." Schalit reiterated his call for his son's release, as part of a prisoner exchange, to be included in what he termed "Truce B." In the previous cease-fire with Hamas, active, which began in June and expired last week, "Hamas got what it wanted, and Gilad stayed in captivity," said Schalit. "I hope that this time that won't happen, and the decision-makers will make sure Gilad's release is part of the deal for a renewed truce."

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