Our Group’s Letters of Concern Helped Release Gilad Shalit of Israel.
Gilad Shalit was an Israeli soldier held more than five years in captivity in an unknown location somewhere in the Gaza Strip.
He was captured during an attack on his army base by Palestinian armed groups including the military wing of Hamas. Gilad Shalit was kept as a bargaining chip for Hamas’ political demands.
The Global Importune letter signing group began sending letters of concern on behalf of Gilad Shalit to officials in the government of Palestine sometime around July of 2011.
The national and international outcry helped secured the release of on October 18, 2011.
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