Schalit Demo 311.
(photo credit: Gali Sheffer Manor)
On Friday's International Human Rights Day, some 200 people demonstrated outside the Red Cross offices in Tel Aviv, calling for action to bring about the fulfilling of the basic human rights for kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit.
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Gilad's father, Noam Schalit, addressed the crowd, saying that "Gilad's being held hostage for purposes of extortion and negotiation without any basic human rights is clearly an insufferable war crime that is worthy of thunderous condemnation from the entire free world."
Noam Schalit said that Gilad's captors, Hamas, must accept full responsibility for the war crime.
"We call on all the people of the free world to help cease the continued
suffering of Gilad and to demand he be saved from Hamas before it is
too late," said Schalit.
Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky also addressed the demonstrators,
saying "Gilad doesn't read newspapers or receive letters but I have no
doubt that he knows and feels that we will never forget him and we will
make every effort to bring about his release."
"We are calling on all the world's organizations that deal with the
issue of human rights to react to Hamas's war crimes and to work to free
Gilad and get him back home," Sharansky added.
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