Monday, May 23, 2011

Gilad Shalit

On June 25th, 2006,  the 19-year-old Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by the terrorist organization Hamas. For the almost five years, he has been held captive illegally, in isolation, in unknown conditions. Hamas has forbidden him contact with the outside world, communication with his family, and basic humanitarian access from the Red Cross. These are clear violations of International Law, the Geneva Conventions and common human decency.

This September, the Palestinian Authority - which has united with Hamas - will seek approval from the United Nations to establish a state.  It is time for us to remind the world that no state should be established upon such crimes. We must exert pressure on the international community for Gilad's immediate release.

Money is being raised to erect a billboard near the UN, to remind the U.N. that they cannot continue to ignore these terrorist actions, bypass the peace process, and legitimize Hamas.

Click here to pledge money for this effort.  You will only be charged once enough money is raised.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Barbara for posting this. I will post it on my facebook page.


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