10,000 Join Shalit Family in ‘Freedom March’ to Yerushalayim


shalitAn estimated 10,000 people joined the Schalit family’s “Freedom March” that set out from the family home in Mitzpe Hila this morning. The procession headed in the direction of Nahariya.

The Schalit family and supporters began their procession from the family’s home in the upper Galilee on an 11-day trek to Yerushalayim to demand that the government free Gilad from captivity.

“We won’t go home without Gilad,” reiterated Noam and Aviva Schalit today.

On Friday, Noam Schalit called on all Israelis to join him and his family on their march, which will end at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Yerushalayim.

Once they arrive there, “we will sit and we will not return home without Gilad,” said Noam in a video message that he released on Friday, the fourth anniversary of the day that his son, then a 19-year old soldier, was kidnapped as he patrolled the border between Gaza and Israel.

He has been held by Hamas in Gaza since then.

The only contact his family has had with him has been three letters and one video they have received.

{JPost/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Nebach on the Shalits. Gilad is our brother, we have to keep davening for him.

    The army was so close when they invaded two years ago; they could have gotten him out, but were probably worried they would kill civilians in the interim, and then get arrested for doing so.