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British petition calls for soldiers’ release

Two British groups have launched a petition to secure the release of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers.

The British Zionist Federation and the Jewish National Fund of the United Kingdom have initiated a petition campaign to urge the British government and the United Nations to obtain the release of the Israeli soldiers – two kidnapped by Hezbollah and one by Hamas more than a year ago.

Each signatory will “humbly petition Her Majesty’s Government” to make every effort to secure information about the whereabouts of Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, all kidnapped from within the borders of Israel in June 2006 and July 2006, and to make every effort to secure their releas”.e

The petition urges the British government to seek to enforce Resolution 1701, passed at the United Nations Security Council in August 2006, demanding the release of the kidnapped soldiers.

British nationals may sign the petition at www.freethethree.co.uk. Links for residents of other countries and information on other related campaigns, including the one sponsored by Amnesty International, are also available on the Web site.

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