Gilad Shalit is the name of the soldier that was kidnapped by terrorists and is currently being held for ransom. Here is a short roundup of posts that you should read about this subject:
What Gilad’s father is thinking
Channel 1 breakdown of Terrorist infiltration
I want to go back to David’s post and cite something he said there.
“I am also a father of a Gilad. In a few short years my Gilad will be donning the uniform of his country and will potentially be asked to walk in harms way.
I know with absolute certainty that there is no price I would not pay to secure the release of my son if (G- forbid) he were ever taken hostage by the enemy. I would endanger the lives of 100… or even 1000… other people’s sons, and would throw open the doors of every prison in the land if it would mean having my precious son home again safe and sound. I would even gladly exchange my own life for the chance to let my son marry, have children and enjoy a full life of his own.
This is the reason why fathers should not make the decisions in such cases… and why the depths of an individual father’s love for his son should never be considered by the government in matters of national security. The government must be strong when the soul of every mother and father in the land screams out that this one life must be saved at any cost… because the alternative is to allow ourselves to become a nation held hostage.”
Very powerful words and quite true. Pray for Gilad and pray for peace and pray that those responsible for these actions receive fruits of their bounty. Justice shall be served.
deedee July 2, 2006 at 6:50 pm
I’m praying for Gilad Shalit’s safe return. However, knowing that so much time has passed makes me fear the worse.
I am horrified and disgusted that the UN and Jan Egeland chose to support the terrorists and divert humanitarian aid that should have gone to the neediest people in the world and instead is now going to the terrorists. All the resources that are going to Gaza in the form of UN aid and private donations is money, food and medicines that are not being used somewhere else. Jan Egeland appeared on TV saying that he expects to send humanitarian aid to 25,000 people in Gaza. That means that 25,000 people all over the world won’t receive the humanitarian aid they so desperately need. Jan Egeland WON’T send any humanitarian aid to Gilad Shalit. Nobody at the UN cares to check whether he’s still alive. Nobody at the UN has condemned the Palestinians attacks, the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit, the murder of two other soldiers, and the murder of a civilian teenager. Jan Egeland has blood in his hands.
I would like to know how much money the Palestinians are getting from the UN and others over this incident. That amount is how much should have gone to fight hunger and disease in the Third World.
The Palestinians are not returning Gilad Shalit because they have the UN support. After the kidnapping made headlines, the Palestinians consulted with the UN if they had to return the soldier or would the UN stand by them and provide them with all they needed. The UN’s decision was to back the terrorists.
Everybody in the world knows that if the Palestinians had returned Gilad Shalit, Israel wouldn’t go into Gaza looking for him. Everybody in the world knows that if the UN had told the Palestinians to return Gilad Shalit, the Palestinians would have done it. This incident has completely destroyed the UN last shreds of credibility. How can they possibly claim they are committed to fighting terror and helping the needy if they support terrorists and divert resources from the needy to support those terrorists?
treppenwitz June 27, 2006 at 1:29 pm
Jack… Thank you for spreading the word.
saus June 26, 2006 at 9:34 pm
Even in the most trying times, the man is consummate mench.
Thank you Jack.
Jack's Shack June 26, 2006 at 9:34 pm
It is important to remember this.
It is a scary thing.
Anonymous June 26, 2006 at 8:51 pm
I am a mother of 3. I hope never to experience the trauma that gilad’s parents are going through now. We can all be clever with words when some one else’s child is in trouble. Now we must have faith in Israel to get this boy back to his family. The prayers of all mothers and fathers are with the Shalit family. We demand his release…….unharmed.Shalom
The Jewish Freak June 26, 2006 at 6:28 pm
Thanks for the info. Our heros make great sacrifices.