Schalit family refuses to return home for Rosh Hashana

PM, wife encourage captured soldier's family to celebrate holiday at home; Noam Schalit: Family won't rest until Gilad can rest.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 6, 2010 13:14
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Noam Schalit speaking

Noam Schalit speaking 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

 
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The Schalit family met once again with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ahead of the Rosh Hashana holiday on Monday, to discuss the negotiations to releases their son, Gilad from Hamas captivity.

"Unfortunately, we have not reached a point that would allow us to take a break and rest. Gilad as well is not in a position to rest from his captivity," said the soldier's father, Noam.

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He added, "Nothing has happened despite the the removal of the blockade on Gazan civilians after the flotilla fiasco."

Noam's comments came as a reaction to Netanyahu, his wife Sara, and chief negotiator Hagai Hadas's suggestion that the family return home for Rosh Hashana to rest and celebrate the holiday.

"I understand that you plan to remain at the protest tent over Rosh Hashana, but we suggest that you celebrate the holiday at your home, to gain strength, and return to the protest tent after the holiday," Netanyahu had said.

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