I, the soldier Gilad, son of Noam Shalit, held by the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Mother and father, my sister and my brother, my friends in the Israel Defence Forces: I send you from jail regards and my longing for all of you.
An entire year has passed with me in jail and still my
health condition is deteriorating and I need extensive
I am sorry for the lack of interest by the Israeli
government and the army in my case and in the demands of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
It is clear that they must accede to these demands in order that I may be released from jail.
Especially as I was involved in a military operation under orders and I was not a drugs dealer.
Just as I have parents, a mother and a father, the
thousands of Palestinian detainees also have mothers and fathers who must have their sons returned.
I have great faith in my government that it will take more of an interest in me and will answer the demands of the mujahideen.
Cpl Gilad Shalit