Gilad Shalit (Gilad ben Aviva), 19, kidnapped on Sunday June 25, 2006, continues to be held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. Three IDF soldiers were killed and Ehud Goldwasser (Ehud ben Malka) and Eldad Regev (Eldad ben Tovah) were kidnapped in the Hizbullah attack on IDF forces at the Lebanese border Wednesday July 12, 2006. Civilians have been killed by Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets which continue to terrorize and injure scores of civilians in Israel's northern region. Please pray for the safe return of our soldiers, the safety of the people of Israel, and may G-d comfort the families of the fallen soldiers among the mourners of Zion.
Chief Rabbi of Israel, HaRav Shlomo Moshe Amar urges all to recite Psalms 70, 13, 142, 126 and the following prayer for the hostages (Hebrew)
A rally will take place Monday July 17, 12pm across from the United Nations (First Avenue at 42nd St.) in NYC. View Rally Flyer
Demonstrations were held on Monday, July 10 at 12PM in front of the Syrian Mission to the United Nations in NYC (for full details, please view rally flyer) and outside the Embassy of Syria (2215 Wyoming Avenue, NW, 1 block West of Connecticut Ave.) in Washington, DC as IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit, 19, continues to be held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. The order to kidnap him came from Damascus, and the order to free him must come from there too. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plays a critical role in this hostage crisis, since Hamas leader Khalid Meshaal operates in Syria under his protection, as do other terrorist organizations.