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A global campaign to send greetings to Gilad Schalit was launched last week, ahead of the captured IDF soldier's birthday on August 28.
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The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is asking people to send greetings to Schalit for his 24th birthday, which can be done via
Giladgreetings.org. The greetings will be presented to national Red Cross affiliates to be passed on to the International Committee of the Red Cross for delivery to Schalit.
Schalit, who was taken captive in a cross-border raid more than four
years ago, is presumed to be held in Gaza by captors who have not
allowed him any visits by the Red Cross or any other humanitarian group.
After Succot, the Conference of Presidents said it will make a symbolic
presentation to the Red Cross asking it to intercede with Hamas and
allow a humanitarian visit.
A billboard calling for Schalit’s release will be put
up in Times Square for the week before Rosh Hashanah, which begins on
September 8, the Conference of Presidents said.