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G8 calls for release of Gilad Shalit

By Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Service

July 9, 2009 | 1:54 pm

The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations called on Thursday for the immediately release of Gilad Shalit, after Egyptian-brokered talks to secure the kidnapped Israeli soldier’s release had come to a standstill.

The G8, meeting in Italy, also called for the immediate opening of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings to allow the entry of humanitarian aid, goods and people into the Hamas-ruled territory. The nations added that this move must not compromise Israel’s safety. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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