August 27, 2009
Shalit’s mother: Gazans also want Gilad freed
Gilad Shalit's mother Aviva addressing a rally at her home in Mitzpe Hila on Thursday, a day before her son's 23rd birthday. (Daniel Bar-On / Jini)
Hundreds rallied in Mitzpe Hila on Thursday, to demand the government do more to secure the release of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.
Shalit, originally from Mitzpe Hila, will turn 23 on Friday. Shalit was captured during a cross-border raid by Hamas militants in 2006 that left three IDF soldiers dead.
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