Israeli Soldier, Gilad Shalit who is being held hostage by Jimmy Carter’s best friends Hamas is celebrating his 21st birthday today with Muslim Terrorists rather then with his friends and family while Israeli PM Olmert sits on his hands doing nothing while planning to give away more Jewish land in exchange for more rocket attacks and suicide bombings. This is the second birthday Shalit has spent as a hostage.
Gilad Shalit was raised, the middle of three siblings in a small community in the rolling hills of northern Galilee, near Israel’s border with Lebanon. His father, Noam, is a manager at the Iscar machine tools company; his mother, Aviva, works at the Society for the Protection of Nature. His brother is a college student and his sister is at high school.
Friends describe Gilad as studious, good at physics and a little shy. But they say he is quite determined in his own quiet way, and that when he was called up a year ago he volunteered to join a combat unit. His elder brother, Yoel, 21, is a student at a polytechnic in the northern Israeli port of Haifa. He has a younger sister at high school.
Gilad was kidnapped on June 25, 2006 by Hamas terrorists who attacked an Israeli army post on the Israeli side of the southern Gaza Strip border after having crossed through an underground tunnel near the Kerem Shalom border crossing. During the morning attack, two IDF soldiers were killed and three others wounded.
His kidnapping was the catalyst for Israel’s subsequent attack on Gaza in a failed attempt to gain his freedom.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Government rewards his kidnappers by releasing prisoners and the international community (including the United States of America) rewards his kidnappers by giving them cash money, weapons and even training for yet more terrorist attacks against the Jewish people.
While your government may have forgotten you, I have not. I pray for Gilad’s safe release from the hands of the Islamic Monsters that Jimmy Carter has befriended.
We offer this prayer for Gilad and the other missing soldiers:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills.
Where does my help come from? My help comes from HaShem,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved.
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
HaShem is your keeper.
HaShem is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not harm you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
HaShem will keep you from all evil.
He will keep your soul.
HaShem will keep your going out and your coming in,
From this time forth, and forevermore.