Noam Schalit 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Schalit, father to kidnapped soldier Gilad, was indifferent to reports
Saturday that former US Presidents Clinton and Carter would travel to
Gaza to attempt to mediate a deal for Gilad Schalit.
Schalit said he would not "hang his hopes" on foreign negotiators, and he
called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to act to free his son.
The Iran policies of Obama and Carter
15,000 join Schalit family march
Schalit addressed a crowd of protesters at a tent outside the Prime Minister's residence, where they plan to remain until Gilad Schalit is released.
"Hundreds of people came for Shabbat," said Noam Schalit, "and tomorrow we will march to protest at the Prime Minister's government meeting."
Egyptian newspaper report Saturday claims that Former US presidents
Clinton and Jimmy Carter may visit the Gaza Strip to broker a deal
for the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad
Schalit and to discuss the
blockade on the Strip.
According to the report in Al Mesryoon, Washington,
Cairo and Hamas are in talks to facilitate the visit. Such a visit, the
paper noted, would signify greater openness by the Obama Administration
towards Hamas, as previous contacts have been held unofficially and at a
much lower level.
The report was not confirmed by any official Egyptian sources and could
not be independently verified by The Jerusalem Post.
The possibility of Clinton serving as mediator in a prisoner swap deal
with Hamas was raised by Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu earlier this
month when he met with the former president in the US.
Gilad Schalit’s family remains in a tent site outside the
Prime Minister’s Residence, where they have been living for the past
week, and where they say they will stay until the soldier returns home.