Ami Ayalon in Gilad Schalit prison protest 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
at 8 p.m. Saturday, a 24-hour live broadcast began, showing various
celebrities and former POWs sitting inside a makeshift dark closet-like
prison cell - for one hour each - to reflect the conditions of captivity
Gilad Schalit is living in. Saturday marked five years since the IDF soldier was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists along the Gaza Strip border.
Gallery: Five years on
Among those participating in the project are: Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom, Former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon, writer Meir Shalev, actress Gila Almagor, actor Oz Zehavi, writer Meir Shalev, former POW Chezi Shay, journalist Chanoch Daum, actress Yael Bar-Zohar, former Shin Bet head Carmi Gilon, and many others including artists, sports stars and other public figures.
The broadcast is part of several nationwide events
taking place to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping of Gilad Schalit, and to call for his release.
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