Activists for Shalit block Gaza crossing


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Activists for the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit prevented fuel tankers from entering Gaza.

The protesters at the Kerem Shalom crossing on the Gaza border Tuesday also placed stickers on goods set to cross into Gaza that read "This siege was not decreed by God — when Gilad is freed you can finally breathe easy."

Hamas terrorists captured Shalit from Gaza during a cross-border raid in June 2006. He reportedly is being held in Gaza.

The soldier’s father, Noam, said Tuesday at the crossing that he did not see any active diplomatic activity on behalf of his son’s release, but that the German mediator is still working on the case.

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