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Red Cross Demands Proof That Seized Soldier Is Still Alive

June 23 2011


The Red Cross has made a public appeal to Hamas to provide proof that a captured Israeli soldier is still alive, the BBC reports.

The organization said there has been "no sign of life" from the 24-year-old Gilad Shalit since October 2009, when he was seen on a video.

This Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of Shalit's capture by three armed groups during a cross-border attack.

Hamas has demanded the release of hundreds of Palestinian detainees from Israeli jails in...

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