Friday, June 25, 2010

Gilad Shalit: Four Years a Captive

From Jewish Ideas Daily

Today marks four years since Palestinian infiltrators tunneled their way from Gaza into Israel, opening fire on an open-hatched tank, killing two IDF soldiers, and taking the third, Gilad Shalit, prisoner. Before long, Hamas announced it was prepared to exchange Shalit for 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners held by Israel. Then-premier Ehud Olmert declared that Jerusalem would not give in to blackmail. "We will hold no negotiations over the release of prisoners." That was then. Click for the full article

When Gilad Shalit was 11 years old, he wrote a story, "When the Shark and the Fish First Met" about two enemies that later became friends. Last year, his story was read by kids from all over the world.This year, take this opportunity to read the story and share it with others.Click here to listen to "When the Shark and the Fish First Met".Click here to download the book.

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