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Shalit’s brother shouts at Independence Day ceremony: Gilad is still alive

Yoel Shalit and his girlfriend clash with police after being escorted from the Mount Herzl ceremony for disruption; Tzipi Livni leaves ceremony to speak to the two.


By Haaretz Service

May 9, 2011 | 4:15 pm

Tel-Aviv University students protest unlawful holding of Gilad Shalit by hamas. (2009)

Tel-Aviv University students protest unlawful holding of Gilad Shalit by hamas. (2009)

Yoel Shalit, brother of abducted Israel Defense forces soldier Gilad Shalit clashed with police on Monday as he was escorted out of the official 63rd Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl for shouting during the speeches.

Shortly after Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin finished his speech kicking off the official celebrations, Yoel Shalit stood up from the crowd, together with his girlfriend, and raised signs reading “Gilad is still alive.”

The two were forcefully removed from the crowd by police as they continued shouting.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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