Bereaved women press Bibi on Shalit release


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A group of women who have lost sons in combat or terror attacks called on Israel’s prime minister to work toward the release of captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

The women, including Rona Ramon, whose son died in an Air Force training accident, and Miki Goldwasser, whose son was kidnapped and killed by Hezbollah, sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu that read, in part, "We ask to meet with you in order to hear from you personally when the tragic saga of Gilad Shalit will be over, so that we will not have to continue our protest."

The letter went on to say that "Some of us have lost many family members in murderous terror attacks and have still found the courage to ask that the planners of those attacks would be released so Gilad is rescued. You must also find the determination and courage to stop gambling on the life and sanity of Gilad and return him to his family immediately."

Hamas terrorists captured Shalit from Gaza during a cross-border raid in June 2006.

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