Peres welcomes Schalits, tells them not to lose hope

President Shimon Peres on Wednesday hosted at Beit Hanassi Noam and Aviva Schalit, parents of the kidnapped soldier, Gilad.
Peres told the parents that Hamas is a difficult enemy but it is very important not to lose hope and to continue the fight to secure Gilad's release.
Noam Schalit responded by saying that Peres received them with an open heart and advised them to take a break from campaigning and enjoy the Rosh Hashana holiday.