Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Happy Birthday Gilad Shalit
On August 28 Gilad Shalit will turn 25. He has been held without outside contact for 5 years. A Prisoner of War without the rights of a POW under the Geneva Conventions of War. The International Red Cross has been complacent in this horror by refusing to impose sanctions on Hamas until they are allowed to see Gilad. The world applauds this action. After all to the world at large Jews have no rights. And Gilad sits in a prison cell without hope.
Stand With Us has a petition directed to the International Red Cross, Amnesty International, and the United Nations demanding that Gilad be released. Reminding them that we have not forgotten him. We haven't. Please sign it here.
On August 28th light a candle for Gilad, pray for his release and don't forget him. Let everyone know who he is and why he matters. There can be no peace in the Middle East until he is returned to Israel safe and unharmed.