The families of
three captive Israeli soldiers welcomed Iran’s release of a group of British
Relatives of Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit sent letters
of solidarity to the families of the 15 sailors, who were freed Thursday after
almost two weeks in Iranian captivity. The sailors were captured in the Persian Gulf after Iran accused them of crossing into Iranian waters, though Britain insists the group was in Iraqi waters.The letters, copies of which were
provided to Israeli media, congratulated the Britons’ on the return of their loved ones and urged them to help in efforts to recover Goldwasser and Regev from
Hezbollah and Shalit from his Palestinian captors in Gaza.
are certain that, when you finish celebrating the release of your children, you
will serve as an advocate for us in Britain through your government and the
international community,” read the letters, which were transferred by the
British Embassy in Tel Aviv.